BOX ELDER, S.D. — Members of the F-22 Raptor Demonstration team dropped by Douglas High School on Thursday to offer a presentation on the air present and alternatives within the Air Force.
The college students in the highschool theater have been additionally capable of ask questions following the F-22 team’s presentation, which coated the assorted totally different capabilities of the F-22.
Or because the demo personnel put it, the cool components of flying fighter jets and inspiring the kids.
“There’s one thing cool and magical by aviation total, and if we will use that to indicate, you realize, present these youngsters that it doesn’t matter what your ardour is it doesn’t matter what it’s,” stated Major Joshua Gunderson, the F-22 Demonstration Team Commander & Pilot. “You know what hurdles and obstacles you have got in your method like you’ll be able to obtain these objectives with the suitable mindset and the suitable work ethic. So if we will do this, that’s most likely essentially the most rewarding a part of this for positive.”
But Major Gunderson says one other side of speaking to the scholars was encouraging them to set their objectives.
While he touched on alternatives within the Air Force, he additionally spoke to the kids about selecting the job that matches them.
“There are tons of different jobs within the Air Force, tons extra within the navy and and much more jobs you realize on the market within the civilian world,” Major Gunderson stated. “So each single individual that has a has a job that’s contributing to you realize our nation is is useful and vital, you realize, and we’ll guarantee that we will extract, can stress that.”
Major Gunderson and the crew can be at the Ellsworth Air Show this weekend.
The gates open at 11 and the primary flight kicks off at round 11:30.
For a full list and schedule of the demonstrations, click here.