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SEYMOUR JOHNSON F-15E STRIKE EAGLE TO LEAD THE FLYOVER AT TODAY’S PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP’S INAUGURATION CEREMONY

335th FS F-15E Strike Eagle will fly alongside a 94th FS F-22 Raptor, 58th FS F-35 Lightning II and a 55th FS F-16 Fighting Falcon

Capt. Skyler Collins and Maj. Caleb Edmondson, 335th Fighter Squadron (FS) F-15E Strike Eagle pilot and weapons systems officer (WSO), were selected as the primary F-15E aircrew team for President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony.

Collins and Edmondson conducted practice runs, Jan. 19, 2017, in the skies over Seymour Johnson Air Force Base (AFB), North Carolina to prepare for tomorrow’s swearing-in of the nation’s new president, .

As you can see in the interesting photos in this post, the Strike Eagle will fly alongside a 94th FS F-22 Raptor from Langley AFB, Virginia; a 58th FS F-35 Lightning II from Eglin AFB, Florida; and a 55th FS F-16 Fighting Falcon from Shaw AFB, South Carolina.

“The Chiefs are honored to participate in the flyover of the inauguration of our new commander in chief,” said Lt. Col. Brandon Johnson, 335th FS commander. “It is a historic opportunity to showcase Air Force air power.”

Photo credit: Airman Shawna L. Keyes / U.S. Air Force

Dario Leone

Dario Leone is an aviation, defense and military writer. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviation Geek Club” one of the world’s most read military aviation blogs. His writing has appeared in The National Interest and other news media. He has reported from Europe and flown Super Puma and Cougar helicopters with the Swiss Air Force.

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