Air National Guard to Host Public Hilo Aircraft Viewing

Big Island residents in the Hilo area may hear an increase in air activity from Thursday, November 1 through Saturday, November 3 as the Hawai`i Air National Guard will be operating and repositioning four F-22 Raptors at the Hilo International Airport.

HIANG will be continuing their initiative to conduct logistics capabilities training in case the aircrafts will be diverted to alternate air fields in the Hawaiian Islands.

During this time, a viewing exhibit of the F-22 Raptors will be open to interested members of the public, on Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The aircrafts will be located on the ramp on the east end of the terminal.

To view a map of the exhibit, please click here. Attendees may enter through Gate 1 and parking will be available in the public parking lot.

For questions or inquiries on the event, please contact the Department of Defense, Public Affairs Office at (808) 733-4258.