Airshow Dispatches S05E08: Edwards AFB Aerospace Valley Airshow

Highlights from the Aerospace Valley Airshow 2022, the first airshow to be held at Edwards Air Force Base in 13 years. Marking the 75th anniversary of the first official supersonic flight, the show featured a sonic boom demonstration by NASA’s F-15 and F-18. NASA also contributed their retired 747SP flying observatory “SOFIA”.

Edwards-based assets, including an F-35A Lightning, F-22 Raptor, F-16s, B-1B Lancer and C-17 Globemaster performed an airfield attack demonstration. Civilian performers included Rob Holland and P-51D Mustang “Man O’ War”, and the show was headlined by the US Air Force Thunderbirds.

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00:02United States Combat Demo (F-22, F-35, F-16 x2, B-1, KC-135, C-17)
00:09United States Vicky Benzing A75N1 Stearman
00:11United States SNJ-5 Texan “War Dog”
00:13United States CT-133 Silver Star Mk.3 “Ace Maker II”
00:15United States Chuck Coleman Extra 300L
00:17United States NASA 747SP “SOFIA”
00:18United States NASA sonic boom demonstration (G-III, F-15D, F/A-18D)
00:21United States Dawn Patrol (x4 RV-6, x2 RV-4)
00:23United States Bob Carlton H-101 Super Salto
00:25United States P-51D Mustang “Man O’ War”
00:27United States Rob Holland MX-2
00:31United States Thunderbirds (x6 F-16C)