Tag: F-22 Raptor

USAF installs metallic 3D Printed Part on F-22 because of lack of Additional Parts to Support Raptor Community
The use of 3D printing gives maintainers the ability to acquire replacement parts on short notice without minimum order quantities The use of 3D printing is not new to the U.S. Air Force (USAF). The service in fact has routinely used 3D printing for legacy aircraft requiring parts that may be out...
This F-22 Made A Hook-Down Emergency Landing Last Year
"As we approached Atlantic City, we finalized our fuel plan. I still needed to burn down gas in order to land slow enough to meet the maximum cable engagement speed of 150 knots," Capt. Matthew L. Guertin, F-22 Raptor pilot The following article, titled A Typical Monday Morning and written by F-22 pilot...
F-22s, F-35s complete first post-Hurricane Combat Archer air-to-air exercise
F-22s from the 27th Fighter Squadron and F-35s from the 58th Fighter Squadron successfully flew over 140 sorties and fired 13 missiles F-22s from the 27th Fighter Squadron and F-35s from the 58th Fighter Squadron successfully flew over 140 sorties and fired 13 missiles to culminate the first post Hurricane Michael Combat Archer...
Lockheed Martin pitches F-22, F-35 hybrid to the USAF too
"The F-35 is a game-changer with its unprecedented combination of lethality, survivability, and adaptability. Bringing this new mission to Tyndall ensures that the U.S Air Force is ready to dominate in any conflict," Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has indicated...
F-22 Pilot that Belly Landed his Raptor last April at NAS Oceana Took Off with Incorrect Data
The investigation also found that the F-22 pilot prematurely retracted the landing gear and that day’s flight brief was inadequate As we have already reported on Apr. 13, 2018 an F-22A Raptor belonging to the 3rd Wing from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), Alaska, was involved in a serious accident at Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon where the stealth fighter was...
Aerial Refuelling Trials between KC-30A and F-22 Raptor Complete
A total of eight test flights were conducted and data are being analyzed to formulate the standard operating procedures when both types refuel in mid-air A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) KC-30A aerial refueling tanker from No. 33 Squadron was at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) in California from August to September for aerial refueling trials with the F-22. According to...
Most badly damaged F-22s now flyable and ready to take off from Tyndall
The final F-22s will leave Tyndall for more in-depth assessment and maintenance at Langley by Nov. 6 The most badly damaged F-22s are now flyable and will leave Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB) by Nov. 6, 2018 as more than 1,300 airmen work to bring Tyndall back from the brink following Hurricane Michael. As reported by Air Force Magazine, seventeen F-22s...
Lockheed Martin engineers to determine the fate of Tyndall's F-22s damaged by Hurricane Michael
Initial assessments said that up to 17 of the F-22s had been destroyed, but top USAF officials later visited the base and said the damage wasn't as bad as first thought Lockheed Martin has dispatched engineers to Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida to assess the damage on the F-22s that were parked there when Hurricane Michael struck on Oct....
"Tyndall F-22s damaged by Hurricane Michael likely fixable," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says
“I’m not ready to say that all the F-22s can be fixed, but our initial review was perhaps more positive than I anticipated ... in light of the amount of damage,” Defense Secretary Jim Mattis As reported by Air Force Times, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sounded optimistic Monday about the chances of repairing an unknown number of F-22s and other...
F-22 stealth fighters left behind at Tyndall AFB damaged beyond repair by Hurricane Michael
More than a dozen F-22 Raptors were left at Tyndall AFB for either mechanical or safety reasons More than a dozen F-22 Raptor stealth fighters were left behind as Hurricane Michael bore down on Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB) on Oct. 10, 2018. As reported by Air Force Magazine, in Michael's wake, many of those Raptors are damaged, and some beyond...