OCEAN CITY, Md. (March 3, 2017) – The 2017 OC Air Show will feature the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team.
The A-10 Thunderbolt II, returning to air shows for the first time since 2012 will also participate in the Air Force Heritage Flight along with a P-51 Mustang and the F-22. The 10th anniversary edition of the OC Air Show will take place June 17-18, 2017 over the beach and boardwalk of Ocean City, Maryland.
The F-22 Raptor is America’s superfighter and the only operational fifth-generation fighter aircraft in the world today. Its combination of stealth, supercruise, thrust vectoring, and integrated avionics, represents an exponential leap in fighter aircraft capabilities. With only 186 F-22’s in the fleet, the operational demand for them is significant so the U.S. Air Force limits air show demonstrations to only 24 per year.
The A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single-seat, twin engine, ground attack aircraft commonly referred to as the Warthog or Hog. It was designed for close-in support of ground troops. The A-10’s 30mm Avenger autocannon in one of the most powerful cannons ever flown. It fires large armor-piercing shells at a high rate of fire. This has given the A-10 the nickname “Tank killer.”
“We’ve pulled off the air show version of a hat trick for our 10th anniversary” said Bryan Lilley, President of the OC Air Show. “With the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey and now the addition of the Air Force F-22 Raptor we have three of the best military demonstrations all at the same show in the same year!”
For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.ocairshow.com or call (877) 722-2927.