Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor
@ Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Honolulu, HI
The 154th Wing, stationed at the former Hickam AFB, is a composite unit combining airlift, refueling and air defense. The Hawaii Air National Guard has been operating F-22’s here since 2010. This may have been the first time that I’ve seen the arresting hook lowered. I was able to attend this year’s Wings Over the Pacific airshow and see the various aircraft types in person. Nikon D300 w/18-200mm, processing with Photomatix Pro and Aperture.