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F-16s coming to Hillsboro

Will join Hillsboro's air show lineup in July


Officials with the Oregon International Air Show have announced the addition of another hot attraction lined up for this year’s show. The U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon demonstration team will fly at the show July 17 to 19 at Hillsboro Airport.

The appearance of the F-16s is one of only 15 in the United States and Canada for the demo team in 2015.

The highly maneuverable F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft that has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. Fully loaded with fuel, the Fighting Falcon can withstand nine Gs -- nine times the force of gravity -- which exceeds the capability of all other current fighter aircraft.

The F-16 demonstration is piloted by Capt. Craig "Rocket" Baker. The team is based at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina. 

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