Tag: Joint Base Langley-Eustis

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...
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...
USAF T-38 Talon Slides Off runway at Virginia Airport
The T-38 from Langley AFB was performing a training exercise when the accident took place The Newport News/ Williamsburg International Airport reopened around 1:54 p.m. Friday after having been closed for nearly two hours after a U.S. Air Force (USAF) T-38 training aircraft slid off the end of the runway.
Vermont ANG Commander fired after using an F-16 for romantic rendezvous
“Look forward to seeing the real deal in person soon!” Vermont ANG Col. Thomas Jackman wrote shortly before embarking on his trip As three former Vermont Air National Guard (VTANG) members told to vtdigger.com, VTANG Col. Thomas Jackman used an F-16 supersonic jet “for a work trip that doubled as a romantic rendezvous with a female Army colonel who worked...
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...
"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...
Thunderbirds to resume demonstrations this week at Air Power over Hampton Roads at JBLE
The return to regular performances is a pivotal milestone for the Thunderbirds as they recover from their first fatal mishap in 36 years The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerobatic team is resuming its demonstration season this weekend after a fatal crash in Nevada one month ago. The team just announced on its website that they will resume their show at Air...
Lt. Col. Cheryl Buehn is the only female T-38 instructor pilot to dogfight against F-22 drivers
Lt Col Cheryl Buehn has flown a number of aircraft in the USAF, such as the F-16 Fighting Falcon, T-38C Talon and the E-11A Battlefield Airborne Communications Node Lt Col Cheryl Buehn is the only female T-38 instructor pilot at the 71st Fighter Training Squadron (FTS). The unit’s role is to provide adversarial air training for the F-22s at Joint Base...
U.S. F-22 Raptors make new deployment to RAF Lakenheath
The F-22 stealth fighters will conduct air training alongside 48th FW F-15s and with other Europe-based U.S. aircraft and NATO allies The F-22 Raptor is back in the U.K.! The U.S. Air Force (USAF) in fact has deployed several F-22s, Airmen and associated equipment to Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath, England, for a flying training deployment to conduct air training alongside...

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