Tag: F-22 Raptor

It Never Gets Old: Cool Video Shows Flight Test of Final F-22 Raptor
The final F-22 Raptor to be built for the USAF, tail number 4195, rolled off the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics assembly line during a ceremony on Dec. 13, 2011 at the company's Marietta plant.  Taken on Mar. 14, 2012 the video in this post shows flight test of the last F-22 Raptor fighter produced. The...
Awesome F-22 “Hyper-Lapse” Video brings you in the Raptor’s Cockpit to Experience Entire Demonstration Profile
Taken on May 4-5, 2019 during Ft. Lauderdale, Air Show, the spectacular video in this post bring you inside the cockpit of the F-22 Raptor belonging to the USAF F-22 Demo Team to experience the entire demonstration profile in hyper-lapse speed. Taken on May 4-5, 2019 during Ft. Lauderdale, FL Air Show,...
That Time an F-22 Pilot was Trapped for 5h in the Cockpit of His Raptor after Canopy Jammed
On Apr. 10, 2006 a pilot was trapped in an F-22 cockpit for five hours after the canopy failed to open. On Apr. 10, 2006 a pilot was trapped in an F-22 cockpit for five hours after the canopy failed to open. Several attempts to open the canopy failed, and ultimately...
"Tyndall F-22s damaged by Hurricane Michael likely fixable," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says
Rep. Neal Dunn (R-Fla.), the congressman representing Tyndall AFB, wants F-22 stealth fighters to temporarily return to the recovering base for training until their next home is fully ready to take on the Raptors. According to Air Force Magazine, Rep. Neal Dunn (R-Fla.), the congressman representing Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Fla., wants...
F-22 Raptor with Crumbled Radar-Absorbing Coating Spotted over Syria
“Eroded” Radar-Absorbing Coating on the F-22’s nose has been spotted during aerial refuelling over an “undisclosed location.” Several eagle-eyed Twitter users have spotted what they believed was severely eroded Radar-Absorbing Coating in front of the canopy of a U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-22 seen refuelling over an “undisclosed location.”
F-22s, F-35s complete first post-Hurricane Combat Archer air-to-air exercise
The Trump administration is confirming that Tyndall AFB that was devastated by Hurricane Michael will be rebuilt so it can house F-35 fighter jets. The Trump administration is confirming that a U.S. Air Force (USAF) base in the Florida Panhandle that was devastated by Hurricane Michael will be rebuilt so it can house F-35 fighter...
USAF Deploys F-22 Raptors to Qatar for first time Amid Tensions with Iran
The likely mission of the F-22 Raptors in the event of full-scale hostilities with Iran would be targeting Tehran's surface-to-air missile batteries, especially the S-300 system, its best air defense. Taken on Jun. 27, 2019 the pictures in this post show U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-22 Raptors arriving at Al Udeid Air Base,...
USAF F-22 Raptors intercept Russian Tu-95 bombers escorted by Su-35 fighters off the coast of Alaska
The bombers exited and then re-entered the Alaskan ADIZ accompanied by two Su-35 fighter jets. On May 21, 2019 two pairs of F-22 fighter jets, each with an E-3 Airborne Early Warning and Control System aircraft, from the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) positively identified and intercepted Russian Tu-95 bombers and Su-35 fighter...
Kadena F-15 that crashed last year was dogfighting with an F-22
Investigators say the pilot experienced a negative G departure from controlled flight with a snap roll entry to the left that transitioned to an inverted, negative G spin. On Apr. 23, 2019 Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) released the results of its investigation into an F-15C aircraft mishap that occurred on Jun. 11, 2018,...
Check out video and photos of 24 F-22 Raptors showcasing Overwhelming Combat Airpower during Elephant Walk at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
The "elephant walk," comprised of 24 F-22 Raptor stealth fighters, a C-17 Globemaster III transport and an E-3 Sentry. On Mar. 26, 2019 a squadron of USAF aircraft "elephant walked" down Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) in Alaska, as part of a routine to demonstrate their combat airpower and response abilities.

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