F-15C Eagle

17 years after a USAF F-15 crashed due to cracks in the jet’s longeron the same issue appeared on 90 F-16 fighters across the entire service inventory

17 years after a USAF F-15 crashed due to cracks in the jet’s longeron the same issue appeared on 90 F-16 fighters across the entire service inventory

Cracks in canopy sill longeron appeared on 90 USAF F-16 fighters The Colorado Air National Guard’s 140th Maintenance Group (MXG)… Read More

2 months ago

The story of the Hungarian Air Force Mi-24 pilot who scored two simulated gun kills against US Air National Guard F-15C Eagle fighter jets

The Mil Mi-24 The Mil Mi-24 Hind is a large helicopter that once formed the backbone of the attack helicopter… Read More

3 months ago

USAF Eagle pilot tells why a gun-only F-15 would win an aerial engagement against a fully armed Su-27 Flanker

The F-15 Eagle The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather fighter designed to gain and maintain air supremacy. As the first… Read More

4 months ago

F-14 Vs F-15: Tomcat and Eagle crews explain why trying to determine which was the better fighter is a pointless exercise

F-14 Tomcat The F-14 Tomcat and the F-15 Eagle are two of the best (and two of the most beautiful)… Read More

7 months ago

Florida Air National Guard begins retiring its beloved F-15C/D Eagle fighter jets. They will be replaced by F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters.

Florida ANG replacing F-15C/D with F-35A On Aug. 14, 2023, at Jacksonville Air National Guard Base (ANGB) Maj. Brannon Ferguson,… Read More

9 months ago

William Tell is back after 19-year hiatus. Air Force’s version of Top Gun to showcase air-to-air capabilities of USAF, ANG and Reserve F-22, F-35 and F-15 Eagle units.

William Tell competition is back The Air Dominance Center, also known as the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center, at Savannah… Read More

10 months ago

USAF Wants to Cut F-15E Strike Eagle Fleet in Half by 2028 to Focus on Modernizing

USAF plans to cut more than 100 F-15E fighter bombers The US Air Force (USAF) plans to cut more than… Read More

10 months ago

From Flying Locomotives to Fictitious EW Pods: USAF F-15 Eagle Pilot tells odd stories about Intercepting Soviet Bear Bombers in the GIUK Gap

More than once the liberty-loving young Eagle Drivers of the "Black Knights" would attempt to share one of the many… Read More

11 months ago

USAF to convert F-15C Formal Training Unit at Kingsley Field into a third F-35A FTU, drops F-15EX schoolhouse project to replace Oregon National Guard Eagles

The decision to place the F-35A training squadron at Kingsley Field supersedes the previous announcement in 2020 that placed the… Read More

12 months ago

Did you know ‘wrong’ MiG-29 Kill Markings representing no known country were applied to USAF F-15C Jets after Operation Allied Force?

At the time, Google wasn’t really a thing, so it was hard to just look up what a Serb flag… Read More

1 year ago

F-15C #86-0156, the only Eagle to score two MiG-29 kills, retires to the National Museum of the US Air Force

On Apr. 25, 2023 F-15C #86-0156, the only Eagle to score two MiG-29 kills, has been retired to the National… Read More

1 year ago

Kadena Bids Farewell to the mighty F-15C/D Eagle after 44 Years of Air Superiority in the Indo-Pacific

“Kadena-based F-15C/D Eagles have ensured air superiority for decades to uphold a free and open Indo-Pacific,” USAF Gen. Ken Wilsbach,… Read More

1 year ago

The kills scored by USAF F-15C Eagle pilots against IrAF aircraft after Operation Desert Storm Ceasefire

Post-war CAPs were usually quite uneventful, and the biggest enemy that threatened most F-15C Eagle pilots during this period was… Read More

1 year ago

Delay and Disrupt Doctrine and strict Rules of Engagements: why US Navy F-14 Tomcats engaged less MiGs than USAF F-15s during Operation Desert Storm

No doubt, ROEs favoured the USAF F-15C crews. However, this did not mean that the US Navy F-14s did not… Read More

1 year ago

Did you know this Marine Aviator scored the last recorded USMC air-to-air kill and he did it while he was flying a USAF F-15C Eagle?

On Jan. 17, 1991, Marine Capt. Charles “Sly” Magill flying F-15C 85-0107 was leading a flight of eight F-15s on… Read More

1 year ago

USAF F-15C Pilot recalls DACT sorties she had against F-16s and F-18s and explains why experience (rather than the aircraft you fly) is everything in a dogfight

‘All 3 have their strengths and weakness in a visual fight. It will come down to training.’ Shari Williams, former… Read More

1 year ago