BRUNSWICK — The first appearance of an Air Force F-22 Raptor in Maine will take place Labor Day weekend, the Great State of Maine Air Show officials announced Monday.

According to a news release, the nimble stealth fighter, piloted by Capt. John “Taboo” Cummings of Appleton, Wis., will appear with headliners The U.S. Navy Blue Angels on Sept. 5 and 6.

According to the release, the Raptor is “the world’s most advanced fighter aircraft and one of the most sought-after demonstrations on the air show circuit.” Brunswick is one of only 20 shows the Raptor will appear in.

“It’s incredible maneuverability, aided by its computerized controls and powerful, thrust-vectoring jet engines, make the Raptor an astonishing air show aircraft,” the release stated.

According to the release, “The Raptor performs maneuvers in its air show demonstration that appear to be impossible for a jet aircraft to perform, including hovering, tail slides and paddle turns more common from a civilian biplane.

“The Raptor is also capable of supersonic flight and will demonstrate incredible, high-speed passes as part of its performance.”

The Great State of Maine Air Show announced that tickets are on sale now, offering numerous viewing options, including private chalets with special amenities and prime viewing of the many different performers.

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