The United States Air Force “vIPER” DEMO TEAM IS INBOUND TO HOUSTON!

Our friends at the United States Air Force are bringing their lean and mean F-16 “Viper Team” to Houston. Come out on October 20-21 and watch this front-line fighter push the throttle forward and perform a full-up aerobatic demonstration. It’s “loud and proud” in the best way possible!

Here’s some background info on the F-16 “Viper” Demonstration team and the aircraft . . .

F-16 “Viper” Demo Team

F-16C Viper Demo TeamAir Combat Command’s F-16 demonstration performs precision aerial maneuvers showcasing the unique capabilities of the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter, the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

The 2018 demo pilot is Maj John “Rain” Waters and supported by Team Chief MSgt Chris Schneider and crew. They will only appear at a limited number of air shows this year.

This is your chance to see up-close and personal the professional qualities the Air Force develops in the people who fly, maintain and support these aircraft.

F-16 Fighting Falcon – Fast Facts

Originally developed by General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) this $43M combat-proven demo aircraft has proven itself as the world’s most capable 4th Generation multi-role fighter, serving as the ‘workhorse’ of the fighter fleet for more than 25 allied nations around the world. The F-16 is a single-engine, highly maneuverable, supersonic, tactical fighter aircraft; it was designed to be cost-effective and perform various missions and maintain around-the-clock readiness.

F-16CIt is much more compact and lighter than predecessors, but uses advanced aerodynamics and avionics, including the first use of a relaxed static stability/fly-by-wire (RSS/FBW) flight control system, to achieve enhanced maneuver performance. Highly nimble, the F-16 was the first fighter aircraft purpose-built to pull 9-g maneuvers and can reach a maximum speed of over Mach 2.

The F-16’s official name is “Fighting Falcon”, but “Viper” is commonly used by pilots and crews, due to a perceived resemblance to a viper snake, as well as the Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper starfighter.

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