Performances at the 2022 Aerospace Valley / Edwards AFB Air Show included:
NASA F-18 sonic boom demo
C-17 parachute jumpers
F-22 Raptor demo
B-1B Lancer demo
F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lighting II, and KC-135 Stratotanker air refueling simulation
1940 Boeing Stearman biplane aerobatics, piloted by Vicky Benzing
AT-6 Texan "War Dog" demo, piloted by John Collver
MXS-RH aerobatics, piloted by Rob Holland
Extra 300 aerobatics, piloted by Chuck Coleman
"Dawn Patrol" Van's RV aircraft formation team demo
T-33 Shooting Star "Ace Maker" demo, piloted by Greg Colyer
NASA Gulfstream G-3, F/A-18A, and F-15B flybys
NASA / German Space Agency 747-SP SOFIA flyby
jet-powered Salto sailplane, piloted by Bob Carlton
P-51D Mustang "Man O' War" demo, piloted by Ken Gottschall
Some of the 60+ static displays included:
Lockheed Skunk Works “Darkstar” movie prop from Top Gun: Maverick
F-35B Lighting II short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) variant
F-35C Lighting II with folding wings for carrier operations
USAF Test Pilot School F-15 In-Flight Simulator
Royal Australian Air Force Airbus A330 tanker aircraft
Lockheed L-1011 “Stargazer”
NASA Aeromot AMT-200 motor glider
NASA Beech T-34C Mentor
NASA Gulfstream G-III
Northrop Grumman/Scaled Composites Firebird
Boeing KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueling tanker
Fairey Firefly WWII-era carrier-borne fighter
P-51D Mustang “Bunny”
Thorp T-211 Sky Scooter
Barrows Bearhawk kitplane
Whew, that's a lot to keep track of. If you have any additional info, stories/memories about any of these aircraft, or even have any corrections, be sure to leave a comment below.
As of Aug. 16, 2023, several air show calendar websites list the next Aerospace Valley Air Show at Edwards Air Force Base as being Oct. 19 - 20, 2024.
"Photo Essay: Edwards AFB Aerospace Valley Air Show" (2022)
by Justin J. Kilmer
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