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  • Oldest flying F-22 Raptor takes to sky again

    Base leadership joined the 411th Flight Test Squadron and F-22 Combined Test Force, along with Lockheed Martin and Boeing representatives, to welcome back to life Raptor #91-4006, which has been on the ground for almost six years. The fifth-generation fighter was one of the first F-22 Raptors to have avionics installed for testing and has been at the 411th FLTS since it arrived in May 2001. After eventually getting approval and funding from the Air Force to overhaul the Raptor, a “purple” team of Air Force, Lockheed and Boeing personnel worked for 27 months here at Edwards to restore the jet back to flying status.
  • Raptor Demo zooms across Canada

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, based out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, performed at the Cold Lake Air Show at Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, Canada, July 21-22.
  • F-22 pilots fire live missiles at Combat Archer

    More than 200 pilots, maintainers and operations support staff from the 1st Fighter Wing are gaining firsthand experience in loading and firing live missiles at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida from July 6-20, 2018. Combat Archer as part of the Weapons System Evaluation Program, in conjunction with Checkered Flag 18-2. The goal of these combined exercises is to train and evaluate the F-22 Raptor and other weapons systems under simulated combat environments, to include firing live missiles against remotely piloted targets.
  • Tom and Jerry’s Father’s Day special: Part I

    In the early afternoon hours, a game of cat and mouse is played, Jerry once again on the verge of getting the best of Tom. This time the tides have turned, Tom came out victorious. These characters however, are not the cartoon stars some may be thinking about, they are a father-son duo in the U.S. Air Force. Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jerry,
  • F-22 Demo Team brings show home to Hampton Roads

    “Seeing them fly at Langley every day never gets old,” said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jeff Baskin, Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team dedicated crew chief. “I am excited for our neighbors to see the F-22 show, and hope it makes them proud.”
  • F-22 Raptor Demo Team rockets through FIDAE

    U.S. Air Force members from the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, based out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, performed at Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio air and trade show in Santiago, Chile April 2-7, 2018.
  • Heritage Flight: making a connection

    DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz., -- The U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course demonstrates the evolution of the USAF's airpower by flying today’s fighter aircraft in formation with World War II, Korean and Vietnam War - era aircraft. The training includes a performance of formations by current USAF fighters such as F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-35 Lightning II, F-22 Raptor and A-10 Thunderbolt II along with historical warbirds like the P-51 Mustang, P-38 Lightning, P-40 Warhawk and F-86 Sabre.
  • Heritage Flight Training Course dazzles DM community

    Davis-Monthan Air Force base hosts the annual Heritage Flight Training course prior to the air show season as a familiarization opportunity for active duty pilots to fly in formation with WWII and Korean-era planes. Each morning prior to the day’s training sorties, the ramp is open to service members, veterans, and their families.
  • From aggressor to unmatched 5th gen aerial breacher

    Air-to-air combat is fast paced and requires the right aircraft and a well-trained pilot. The pilot needs to have a fast reaction speed and the know-how to make the right decisions at the right time, which is why the some 71st Fighter Training Squadron T-38 pilots are selected to fly the very aircraft they oppose in their training mission, the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor.
  • U.S. Air Force pilots: Masters of the sky

    Pilots deployed with the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing come from different walks of life, fly a variety of aircraft, and play different roles within the Air Force’s five core missions supported here. However, they all serve a common purpose.
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