Officials with the Melbourne Air & Space Show are pleased to announce that the 2015 Melbourne Air & Space Show will feature the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, the most advanced fighter aircraft flying in the world today.

The F-22 Raptor Demo Team is the third military aircraft demo announced this month to perform at the Melbourne Air & Space Show. The Air Force F-16 Viper and Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey were announced just a week ago.

The F-22 Raptor is America's superfighter and the only operational fifth-generation fighter aircraft in the world today. Its combination of stealth, super cruise, thrust vectoring, and integrated avionics, represents an exponential leap in fighter aircraft capabilities. With only 186 F-22s in the fleet, the operational demand for them is significant so the U.S. Air Force limits air show demonstrations to only 20 per year.

With the F-22 Raptor and the Blue Angels we've got a double headliner said Bryan Lilley, chairman of the Melbourne Air & Space Show. Add the return to flight of the F-16 Viper and one of only eight MV-22 Osprey demos and you've got one of best military aircraft line ups in the nation for 2015.

The Melbourne Air & Space Show sponsored by Northrop Grumman will take place March 21-22, 2015 at Melbourne International Airport. Advance tickets can be purchased on the event website at at a savings of up to 30% off the day-of-event prices. Pre-paid parking is also available for purchase at a discount of 25% off the day-of-event price. For those seeking a VIP experience, the Flight Line Club offers private seating on the flight line, reserved parking, lunch, beverages, event program, private restroom access and more. VIP tickets can be purchased online for $129, a savings of 20% off the day-of-event price.

Gates to the 2015 Melbourne Air & Space Show open each day at 9 am. For the latest on performers, display exhibits, schedule and more, visit, as well as follow the show on Facebook at If interested in volunteering for the 2015 event, please visit the volunteer page on the website.