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Featured Aircraft

2022 Featured Aircraft

AC-130J Ghostrider

“The AC-130J Ghostrider’s primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. Close air support missions include troops in contact, convoy escort and point air defense. Air interdiction missions are conducted against pre-planned targets or targets of opportunity and include strike coordination and reconnaissance and overwatch mission sets. The AC-130J provides ground forces an expeditionary, direct-fire platform that is persistent, ideally suited for urban operations and delivers precision low-yield munitions against ground targets.” For more information on the AC-130J Ghostrider, refer here.

 

The featured aircraft will be portrayed on the event’s race shirts, medals, commemorative patches, and other marketing materials throughout 2022.

Past Featured Aircraft by Year
1997
1998
1999
2000

Wright Flyer

F-22 Raptor

C-17 Globemaster III

F-16 Falcon
2001
2002
2003
2004

B-1 Lancer

F-15 Eagle

B-2 Spirit

F-117 Nighthawk
2005
2006
2007
2008

U-2 Dragon Lady

A-10 Thunderbolt II

C-5 Galaxy

F-22 Raptor
2009
2010
2011
2012

RQ-4 Global Hawk

B-52 Stratofortress

B-1 Lancer

B-2 Spirit
2013
2014
2015
2016

C-130J Hercules

F-35 Lightning II

U-2 Dragon Lady

CV-22 Osprey
2017*
2017*
2018
2019

F-22 Raptor

P-51 Mustang

MQ-9 Reaper

KC-46 Pegasus
2020
2021
2021
2021

HH-60G Pave Hawk

A-10 Thunderbolt II

B-2 Spirit

C-17 Globemaster III
2021

F-35 Lightning II

*Two aircraft were featured in 2017