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Insane video features the best F-22 Raptor demo you’ve ever seen

Insane video features the best F-22 Raptor demo you’ve ever seen

The best F-22 Raptor demo Brought to our attention by John Jones, a reader of The Aviation Geek Club, and… Read More

1 month ago

Students transform from not knowing how to fly the F-22 to being the next generation of air dominance professionals: Raptor FTU kicks off inaugural F-22 basic flying course at Langley

The future F-22 pilots are assigned to the 71st Fighter Squadron (the Raptor formal training unit, FTU) and will undergo… Read More

6 months ago

New F-22 Formal Training Unit at Joint Base Langley-Eustis receives first of 30 Raptor stealth fighter jets

The 71st Fighter Squadron welcomed its first two F-22 Raptors, tails AF040 and AF042, from Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB),… Read More

8 months ago

F-22 Raptor Formal Training Unit begins move from Eglin Air Force Base to Joint Base Langley-Eustis

Following the Hurricane Michael, Tyndall-assigned F-22 Raptor jets were temporarily relocated to Eglin Air Force Base where they continued to… Read More

9 months ago

“FRANK01, Splash one!” Listen the Audio of the Chinese Spy Balloon Shoot Down

At 5:47 in the video you can hear an F-22 Raptor pilot calling out “FRANK01, Splash one!” after the balloon… Read More

10 months ago

NORAD revealed that Failed to detect Previous Chinese Spy Balloons flying over US highlighting a Gap in America’s air defenses

Since NORAD revealed that failed to notice previous incidents (rather than not publicizing them) shows a gap in America’s air… Read More

10 months ago

Chinese Surveillance Balloon flying over US Shot Down By F-22 by means of one AIM-9X in the first known air-to-air takedown for a Raptor

The F-22 Raptor fired the AIM-9X Sidewinder from 58,000 feet, hitting the balloon operating at around 60,000 to 65,000 feet.… Read More

10 months ago

Transfer of F-22 Formal Training Unit to Langley delayed until tactical air study will determine how many Raptors the USAF needs

The USAF has delayed the transfer of the 325th Fighter Wing (FW), the F-22 Formal Training Unit to Joint Base… Read More

2 years ago

First F-22 Raptor formation flight flown by RAF pilots

Two F-22 Raptor stealth fighters flew in formation over Virginia In June and the flight was significant as both aircraft… Read More

2 years ago

Following Environmental Study, USAF approves moving F-22 Raptor training unit to Joint Base Langley-Eustis

Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., has been approved by the USAF as the new location for the 325th Fighter Wing (FW),… Read More

2 years ago

F-22 Raptor #05-4085 is back flying again after January 2020 landing gear mishap

Since January 2020, F-22 #05-4085 had been sitting in a hangar after an incident upon landing caused the fifth-generation Raptor… Read More

3 years ago

That time an F-22 Raptor Provided Refuge for 20,000 Honey Bees

On Jun. 11, 2016 192nd Fighter Wing Aircraft Maintainers were bemused when they found a swarm of honey bees hanging… Read More

4 years ago

F-22 Raptor Involved in landing incident at Joint Base Langley-Eustis

The incident happened at about 1 p.m. and the F-22 pilot was taken to Joint Base Langley-Eustis for evaluation and… Read More

4 years ago

That Time an F-22 Pilot was Trapped for 5 hours 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… Read More

4 years ago

F-22 Training Could Return to Tyndall. At Least for a While.

Rep. Neal Dunn (R-Fla.), the congressman representing Tyndall AFB, wants F-22 stealth fighters to temporarily return to the recovering base… Read More

4 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago