Watch this insane slow-motion video of the F-22 Raptor filmed at 1000 FPS

A screenshot from the “Phantom of the Raptor” video.

“Phantom of the Raptor” is a breathtaking slow-motion video of the F-22 demonstration flight.

If you like the F-22 Raptor then sit down. You’re about to watch what is arguably the best Raptor video ever. It was filmed in 2020 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, during a demonstration flight of the US Air Force F-22 “Raptor” piloted by Major Joshua “Cabo” Gunderson.

“Cabo”, who succeeded Major Paul “Loco” Lopez as the leader of the demonstration team, participated in the JBER Salutes in March 2020 and the F-22 Raptor demonstration team exhibition, the The world’s first dedicated 5th generation fighter aircraft demo unit and the world’s only single-engine, twin-engine, vector-thrust demo unit was filmed with a Phantom Flex4K at 1000 frames per second from the open door of a UH-60 “Black Hawk” helicopter hovering at approximately 3,000 feet.

1000 FPS is considered super slow motion: In general, slow motion video works by shooting at a very high frames per second (FPS) rate, then playing it back at a much slower rate. This creates dramatic sequences where the action is very slowed down.

The end result in this case is a superb slow-mo footage that shows the F-22 maneuvering over the base in Alaska.

In fact, parts of the clips, mixed with footage shot from inside the cockpit with a 360-degree camera, had already been included in another work, titled “INSANE F-22 Raptor Hype Video”, footage posted by the F-22. Raptor Demo Team on their Youtube channel in November 2020.

In my opinion, while the previous video was awesome, “Phantom of the Raptor,” featuring slow-motion cinematography from creator Dustin Farrell, is simply a work of art.

Take a look and judge for yourself:

David Cenciotti is a freelance journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and widely read military aviation blogs. Since 1996 he has written for major global magazines including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft and many more, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyber warfare. He has reported in the United States, Europe, Australia and Syria, and has flown several fighter jets with different air forces. He is a former second lieutenant in the Italian Air Force, private pilot and graduate in computer engineering. He wrote four books.

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