(BIVN) – The Hawaii Air National Guard, or HIANG, will be operating and repositioning four F-22 Raptors at the Hilo International Airport this week.
This is (part of) the first time the raptors have been on Hawaiʻi island. The F-22s were in Kona from October 11-13, to “conduct logistics capabilities training needed should the aircraft be diverted to alternate airfields in the Hawaiian islands”, HIANG stated.
As in Kona, the public will have a chance to the view the Raptors. The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation says:
During this time, a viewing exhibit of the F-22 Raptors will be open to interested members of the public, on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 and Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The aircrafts will be located on the ramp on the east end of the terminal.
Officials say attendees may enter through Gate 1 and parking will be available in the public parking lot. HDOT provided this map, below.