F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 26 Feb 2010, 21:52
by juve57
Hi guys,

Any news about these birds ?
05 4100 AK or HO ?
06 4108 and 4110 AK 90th or 525th ?
07 4132 ghost bird ?
07 4137
07 4138
07 4142
07 4145 to 4148
07 4150
08 4151
THANKS for any update !
(nb 05 4104 now a HO bird)

http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-22

Unread postPosted: 26 Feb 2010, 22:20
by raameagle
05-4100 is still marked AK but may be on its way to HO? It is currently at Nellis on Red Flag!

Regards

Mark

Re: F-22 DATABASE

Unread postPosted: 26 Feb 2010, 23:31
by Raptor_DCTR
juve57 wrote:Hi guys,

Any news about these birds ?
05 4100 AK or HO ?
06 4108 and 4110 AK 90th or 525th ?
07 4132 ghost bird ?
07 4137
07 4138
07 4142
07 4145 to 4148
07 4150
08 4151
THANKS for any update !
(nb 05 4104 now a HO bird)


4108 and 4110 are 525 birds. 4137-4151 are 90th jets.

RE: Re: F-22 DATABASE

Unread postPosted: 27 Feb 2010, 00:37
by Asif
Thanks for the updates. Anymore, please add here.

RE: Re: F-22 DATABASE

Unread postPosted: 27 Feb 2010, 01:12
by raameagle
Is 4151 FY07 or FY08 please?
Regards
Mark

RE: Re: F-22 DATABASE

Unread postPosted: 27 Feb 2010, 03:21
by geogen
For the record; especially given the premature shut-down of F-22 fleet procurement, I have a personal problem with annoucing and updating play-by-play, strategic F-22 tail numbers and deployments, etc...

Perhaps USAF would concur? Maybe I'm just misreading it.

RE: Re: F-22 DATABASE

Unread postPosted: 27 Feb 2010, 04:03
by checksixx
Everyone already knows how many are being produced and tail (code/block) numbers are public domain...especially considering both the Air Force and Lockheed Martin release them and sometimes update that information online. No one has posted anything concerning deployments here.

RE: Re: F-22 DATABASE

Unread postPosted: 27 Feb 2010, 04:16
by Raptor_DCTR
There's nothing "strategic" about tail numbers. If this were the case then why aren't we concerned about the extensive F-16 tail number data base on here?

RE: Re: F-22 DATABASE

Unread postPosted: 27 Feb 2010, 04:19
by geogen
I'm just suggesting that perhaps we should wait(?) for USAF to make those numbers 'public' as you say, and not try to advise ourselves beforehand?

Absolutely there is a tactical interest, regarding the actual tail-number/inter-squadron changing??

Especially with a preamature shut-down, small number combat-coded force to work with.. Thats all.

RE: Re: F-22 DATABASE

Unread postPosted: 27 Feb 2010, 04:58
by Raptor_DCTR
There's no difference knowing Raptor tail numbers compared to Vipers or eagles or warthogs....... Numbers of PAI have nothing to do with it. Like checksixx said, LM and the AIR FORCE its self have already released tail numbers and locations. Nothing was posted about deployments or TDYs or anything of that sort. Not to mention strategic and tactical are two totally different things. And no, knowing tail numbers at bases is not going to be a huge strategic loss for us and lose the war. What the Air Force doesn't tell you is what tail numbers are where at any one time (spares, loans, BAI) and what they're doing there. That's where things differ. Knowing which tails are assigned to which base is not an issue. If the Air Force didn't want you to know assigned bases/tail nubers, there would be no base codes OR serial numbers painted on the tails.

RE: Re: F-22 DATABASE

Unread postPosted: 28 Feb 2010, 09:03
by juve57
Hi,

seen on FENCE CHECK website, 05-4104 with HO markings (RED FLAG 10)

and what happens with 07-4132 ? Impossible finding markings ...
thanks for your hepl !!

RE: Re: F-22 DATABASE

Unread postPosted: 28 Feb 2010, 11:44
by raameagle
I believe 07-4132 to be at Edwards but no visual confirmation yet.

Regards

Mark

Unread postPosted: 28 Feb 2010, 20:42
by Elliboom
Here's confimation of 4104 being an HO bird

Unread postPosted: 28 Feb 2010, 21:14
by Asif
Elliboom wrote:Here's confimation of 4104 being an HO bird


Which Squadron she gone to as the badge has been painted over.

Unread postPosted: 01 Mar 2010, 07:31
by checksixx
The Holloman crew have been getting some of Langley's jets as Langley recieves new Raptors.

Unread postPosted: 07 Mar 2010, 09:35
by juve57
Hi,

is 05-4107 now a HO bird ?
05-4086 and 05-4087 have been transfered too ?
how many birds for HOLLOMAN AFB ?
thanks

Unread postPosted: 07 Mar 2010, 23:54
by bandit66
Holloman has about 23 or 24 raptors right now. They are receiving F-22's from Langley now as checksixx said and wont be getting any more from Elmo. This is because the new raptors are now going to Langley. This will also be the case for Hickam starting in june 2010. Its all about certain blocks in certain squadrons.
For example the 7th FS now has all of their aircraft - these came from Elmo. Now the ones from Langley starting with 077 (8th FS flagship) will be going to the 8th FS.

8th FS will be 60's 70's and a few 80's seriald aircraft. The 7th Has received 80's 90's and 100 serialed aircraft with a few exceptions due to wing kings aka 090 which will be left at Elmo marked 90th FS.

107 is a Holloman Bird
86 and 87 are supposedly going to be Holloman and have been seen there but are still carriying the AK code.

Unread postPosted: 10 Apr 2010, 08:13
by juve57
Hi guys,

did 8th FS get new RAPTOR ?
and is 05-4100 now a HO bird or always AK ?
thanks !

Unread postPosted: 10 Apr 2010, 12:29
by Scorpion82
What about updating the opening post, would make things easier!?

Unread postPosted: 24 Apr 2010, 21:03
by BDF
juve57 wrote:Hi guys,

did 8th FS get new RAPTOR ?
and is 05-4100 now a HO bird or always AK ?
thanks !


The 7th and 8th won't be getting any new build jets. They'll receive Blk 20 and 30 jets from Langley and Elmo. The latest lots of Blk 35 (capable) jets are going to 27th & 94th at Langley and the 90th & 525th at Elmo.

BDF

Unread postPosted: 08 May 2010, 07:47
by EOR
FF 08-4152, 08-4153, 08-4154, 08-4154, 08-4156, 08-4157, and 08-4159 showed up with 04-4069 today at Nellis

Unread postPosted: 10 May 2010, 05:57
by bandit66
EOR wrote:FF 08-4152, 08-4153, 08-4154, 08-4154, 08-4156, 08-4157, and 08-4159 showed up with 04-4069 today at Nellis


Thank you thank you thank you EOR!!!! This helps alot!!!!

Unread postPosted: 10 May 2010, 08:37
by Asif
EOR wrote:FF 08-4152, 08-4153, 08-4154, 08-4154, 08-4156, 08-4157, and 08-4159 showed up with 04-4069 today at Nellis


Need photos and squadron tie ups.....

Plus you did mean 08-4155, rather than listing 2x 08-4154's

Unread postPosted: 10 May 2010, 16:12
by raameagle
08-4152, 08-4154, 08-4156 all 94FS.
08-4153, 08-4155, 08-4157 and 08-4159 all 27FS.

With thanks to Chris and Bruce.

Mark

Unread postPosted: 10 May 2010, 16:29
by EOR
Asif wrote:
EOR wrote:FF 08-4152, 08-4153, 08-4154, 08-4154, 08-4156, 08-4157, and 08-4159 showed up with 04-4069 today at Nellis


Need photos and squadron tie ups.....

Plus you did mean 08-4155, rather than listing 2x 08-4154's


yes I did, damn keyboard
more pics will be coming Asif, I'm sure they will be here for a couple weeks

Unread postPosted: 27 May 2010, 17:39
by raameagle
All,

The former '1FW' 05-101 / FF has now been transferred to HO and is carrying 05-101. Does anyone know which Lagley Raptor is now marked as the '1FW' special please?

Regards and thanks

Mark

Unread postPosted: 27 May 2010, 18:08
by Asif
juve57 wrote:and is 05-4100 now a HO bird or always AK ?
thanks !


got this photo of 05-4100 deploying with 7 FS to Kadena. Still wears its 'AK' tailcode.


USAF F-22 block 30 no. 05-4100 assigned to Holloman AB prepares to take off on May 24th, 2010 as part of a deployment to Kadena AB. Note this airframe still wears its 'AK' markings. [USAF photo by A1C. Joshua Turner]


Anyone give us more info. Has this airframe changed hands or on loan?

Unread postPosted: 27 May 2010, 18:35
by Asif
raameagle wrote:All,

The former '1FW' 05-101 / FF has now been transferred to HO and is carrying 05-101. Does anyone know which Lagley Raptor is now marked as the '1FW' special please?

Regards and thanks

Mark


Photo proof of 05-4101


A dedicated crew chief marshals in F-22A block 30 no. 05-4101 on May 26th, 2010 at Kadena AB. The aircraft is part of the 7th FS, deployed from Holloman AFB as part of a U.S. Pacific Command theater security package. This is the first overseas deployment for the Holloman-based Raptors, which will operate from Kadena for about four months. [USAF photo by SrA. Amanda Grabiec]

Unread postPosted: 27 Jul 2010, 06:32
by EOR
00-4016 ((former)OT) was seen at Nellis July 19 wearing a TY code.

Unread postPosted: 20 Aug 2010, 09:20
by marvel57
Hi

according LM RAPTOR TEAM website, birds 4162 + 4163 + 4164 delivered to USAF in august ...
4162 new 1st WG "flagship" (seen on LANGLEY website)

not easy to update RAPTOR database ... because of futur movements !!

Unread postPosted: 24 Aug 2010, 21:34
by vick6202
86, 87, 100, and 107 do not belong to Elmo...... so if they are at Holloman they belong to them..... for now...... I think its kinda funny they still have our tail flashes though....

Unread postPosted: 09 Oct 2010, 19:28
by raameagle
Can anyone confirm if 05-095 is a HO or FF jet please? It was HO!

Regards and thanks

Mark

Unread postPosted: 10 Oct 2010, 21:22
by bandit66
87, 95, 100 and 107 have HO flashes....only 86 has an AK flash although ALL of them are at Holloman......... as for 095, this is the latest info I have from about a month ago so if it has been sent to Langley Id like to know. The 8th FS aircraft might be moved earlier since they will never aquire a full squadron anyway.

Unread postPosted: 10 Oct 2010, 22:36
by EOR
064 was seen at Nellis last week marked HH (pic is is in uploads). also 016 was recoded TY in July, but has not left Nellis as yet.
095 was marked HO last I saw it, but that was back in March.

Unread postPosted: 11 Oct 2010, 23:13
by raameagle
If 05-095 is still 'HO', are 04-076, 04-078, 04-080 and 04-081 still FF or are they now 'HO' too?

Regards and thanks

Mark

Unread postPosted: 12 Oct 2010, 04:04
by bandit66
I have 75,77 and 84 as HO but none of those. I havent had great luck finding any 8th FS birds with the HO code. Im wondering if any of the ones you have even transfered to Holloman. Anyone else have anything?

Unread postPosted: 18 Oct 2010, 17:33
by b-man
Regards and thanks

Mark

Unread postPosted: 28 Oct 2010, 23:31
by Asif

USAF F-22A block 35 no. 09-4168 takes off from Lockheed Martin's, Marietta facility on its delivery flight to Langley AFB on October 26th, 2010. Raptor 4168 is the 15th F-22 delivered to the U.S. Air Force this year, the 168th overall. [Lockheed Martin photo]

Unread postPosted: 22 Dec 2010, 07:52
by air-to-air
Hi I am new here and recently I was at Nellis and saw overthere the triple 1. I recorder this one as coded WA, but the database says OT. Did I made a misnote for 011 or did 111 transferred to WA.

Thans for your help

regards
Dennis Peteri

Unread postPosted: 22 Dec 2010, 07:58
by Asif
air-to-air wrote:Hi I am new here and recently I was at Nellis and saw overthere the triple 1. I recorder this one as coded WA, but the database says OT. Did I made a misnote for 011 or did 111 transferred to WA.

Thans for your help

regards
Dennis Peteri


Send me the details & any photos with here new markings as its likely '111' has changed hands.

Cheers

Raptor 111

Unread postPosted: 22 Dec 2010, 11:36
by raameagle
06-111 was wearing an OT tailcode when I saw it at Nellis AFB on 6 December. 011 was also there wearing a WA tailcode.

Regards

Mark

RE: Raptor 111

Unread postPosted: 22 Dec 2010, 12:51
by air-to-air
Thanks for your fast confirmation. Looks like a misnote form my site.

RE: Raptor 111

Unread postPosted: 22 Jan 2011, 23:16
by EOR
03-4058 came into Nellis after sunset Friday marked HH. along with an HH tanker. hope it stays long enough to get a pic.

RE: Raptor 111

Unread postPosted: 12 Mar 2011, 02:44
by EOR
03-4048 showed up at Nellis marked HH yesterday.

RE: Raptor 111

Unread postPosted: 18 Mar 2011, 21:32
by bandit66
Also, 071 transfered from langley to nellis under the 433 wps.....now carries the WA code.......

Re: RE: Raptor 111

Unread postPosted: 18 Mar 2011, 21:55
by Asif
bandit66 wrote:Also, 071 transfered from langley to nellis under the 433 wps.....now carries the WA code.......


Anyone know which date the transfer took place?

RE: Re: RE: Raptor 111

Unread postPosted: 19 Mar 2011, 11:22
by raameagle
Also, 071 used to be marked '1OG' therefore which airframe now carries these markings please?

Regards

Mark

Re: RE: Raptor 111

Unread postPosted: 19 Mar 2011, 16:34
by EOR
Asif wrote:
bandit66 wrote:Also, 071 transfered from langley to nellis under the 433 wps.....now carries the WA code.......


Anyone know which date the transfer took place?


March 14.

RE: Re: RE: Raptor 111

Unread postPosted: 19 Mar 2011, 17:38
by Asif
Anymore updates, anyone?

RE: Re: RE: Raptor 111

Unread postPosted: 24 Mar 2011, 18:40
by whitten
Another one was final painted this past week and looks like it may be destined for delivery soon. Couldn't catch the tail numbers sorry...I will try if I see it again. I certainly hope that this would not be considered classified info seeing as how the flight path has them nearly landing on top of a public road.

RE: Re: RE: Raptor 111

Unread postPosted: 22 Sep 2011, 05:07
by EOR
04-4066, which has been at Nellis for the last 2 years marked FF, now has an OT tailcode.

RE: Re: RE: Raptor 111

Unread postPosted: 27 Sep 2011, 05:41
by EOR
04-4068, which also has been at Nellis for the last 2 years marked FF, now also carries an OT code.
05-4096, also at Nellis for a very extended period marked HO, is now wearing a WA tailcode.

RE: Re: RE: Raptor 111

Unread postPosted: 01 Oct 2011, 17:02
by EOR
saw a pic on the USAF flickr page today of 04-4062 marked HH

Unread postPosted: 04 Oct 2011, 03:52
by bandit66
Very nice, three updates for me! Anyone got any more updates as terms of brand new airframes?

Unread postPosted: 04 Oct 2011, 04:13
by EOR
here's a couple more (not my pics, I have not personally seen any of them yet)

04-4069 to OT
http://www.flickr.com/photos/andymedic/6097989134/

04-4055 to HH
http://www.flickr.com/photos/andymedic/6097443725/

taken while returning to Langley after the hurricane evac

Unread postPosted: 09 Oct 2011, 16:57
by EOR
seen on the Nellis ramp this morning were 4 Raptors with HH markings:
03-4049
03-4053
03-4055 (old news, see above)
03-4059

Unread postPosted: 14 Oct 2011, 05:32
by EOR
another new HH popped into Nellis today, 03-4047
http://www.flickr.com/photos/eor1/6242741066/

Unread postPosted: 01 Dec 2011, 06:37
by EOR
(now ex OT) 00-4015 was out today wearing a new TY code

Unread postPosted: 02 Dec 2011, 14:42
by southernphantom
I can only hope and pray that we'll see 14-0053 and similar BuNos in the near future.

Unread postPosted: 03 Feb 2012, 05:44
by EOR
09-4188 showed up at Nellis today sporting OT markings

Unread postPosted: 25 Feb 2012, 02:30
by jbash
bandit66 wrote:Very nice, three updates for me! Anyone got any more updates as terms of brand new airframes?




I got close enough a few months ago to see a few newer jets assigned to the 94th.
Tail numbers 08 160 08 166 08 168 all had spads on the top of the tail.
The other tails that I was able to see already have their squadron assignments listed in the database.
Hopefully EOR will be able to get some of his usual great shots at the next red flag starting on monday since langley raptors will be there.
Speaking of which, the 27th left on friday heading his way. A 4 ship left in the morning without a tanker escort although I'm sure they met up with somebody. 8 more left in the afternoon with 2 kc-10s from McGuire.
Even though it's the 27th that is participating, they probably took some 94th birds with them too. You know how it is. :wink:

It will be interesting to see how they do since this is the first red flag that raptors have been in since the grounding last year. They have been doing alot of night flying and practicing A R over the last month so let's keep our fingers crossed.
:salute:

Unread postPosted: 13 Apr 2012, 05:47
by EOR
(now ex WA) 00-4017 popped up today wearing a TY code


USAF F-22A block 10 no. 00-4017 from the 433rd WPS is seen departing from Nellis AFB on April 12th, 2012. Note the tail code change for Tyndall AFB. [Photo by EOR]

Unread postPosted: 14 Apr 2012, 03:28
by bandit66
I not have an almost complete database. All im missing are airframes 177, 183, 184, 189 and 190. Anyone know where these birds are or are going?

Unread postPosted: 14 Apr 2012, 03:32
by Raptor_DCTR
190 went to the 90th at Elmendorf

Unread postPosted: 14 Apr 2012, 12:23
by raameagle
I understand that 177, 183, 184 and 189 went to Langley.

Regards

Mark

Unread postPosted: 15 Apr 2012, 00:27
by Asif
raameagle wrote:I understand that 177, 183, 184 and 189 went to Langley.

Regards

Mark


Which Sqn's did they go to?

Unread postPosted: 15 Apr 2012, 00:48
by raameagle
No idea Asif, sorry.

Regards

Mark

Unread postPosted: 16 May 2012, 18:10
by Jon
I have updated all the DD250 dates in the serial database. I'm going through my records again to see if any are missing.

Had a question in regards to the difference between DD250 and acceptance into the Air Force. Is there a difference. Always wanted to know what happens between the DD250 date and when squadron takes ownership.

BTW, we are still missing a bunch of squadron assignments.

F-22 special markings

Unread postPosted: 26 Jul 2012, 21:44
by raameagle
Can anybody confirm the current jets carrying the following special markings please?

1OG?
94FS? 10-4194 perhaps?

Regards and thanks

Mark

Re: F-22 special markings

Unread postPosted: 30 Jul 2012, 23:04
by jbash
raameagle wrote:Can anybody confirm the current jets carrying the following special markings please?

1OG?
94FS? 10-4194 perhaps?

Regards and thanks

Mark




You are correct sir, 10 4194 is the new 94th FS flagship.


http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-d ... es-in.html



As far as 1OG is concerned I'd like to know that myself. 04 071 is the last jet that I'm aware of that carried it on it's tail. As a matter of fact, the last year it was based at Langley before it was transferred to the weapons sq at Nellis, 071 wasn't carring 1OG on it's tail either. :shrug:

Unread postPosted: 31 Jul 2012, 00:04
by jbash
http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7013654&nseq=82

This shot was taken in september of 2010 and 04 071 just had regular tail markings, no 1st OG. She moved to nellis 6 months later.


http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7330915&nseq=14

Here is a shot of 10 194 in february still in its primer returning from a test flight over georgia.

Unread postPosted: 31 Jul 2012, 16:01
by raameagle
Thanks for the confirmation of 94FS jbash :).

Anyone for the 1OG please?

Regards

Mark

F-22 special markings

Unread postPosted: 03 Aug 2012, 16:29
by raameagle
1st OG is possibly 09-185?

Regards

Mark

RE: F-22 special markings

Unread postPosted: 18 Aug 2012, 08:22
by jbash
09-185 is one of the newer raptors I have not seen yet. Several of the newer jets that were delivered over the past year are currently deployed at the guard combat training center in Savannah Ga. A friend of mine who lives not too far from there said there has been alot of people doing some spotting near the base. Alot of the people down there have never seen the f-22 live before now. Let's hope they get some good pictures and post them on the net.

BTW raameagle , apparently 04 071 only carried the 1st OG in 2006 and 07. Here's a picture from May of 2008 and as you can see 1OG had already been taken off.

http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6256335&nseq=77

RE: F-22 special markings

Unread postPosted: 20 Aug 2012, 10:54
by raameagle
One of my friends has logged the F-22s at Savannah and has confirmed the following:

4192 = 192FW
4194 = 94FS

The next three are NOT confirmed:

[4162] = 1FW?
[4172] = 27FS?
[4185] = 1OG?

Regards

Mark

RE: F-22 special markings

Unread postPosted: 21 Aug 2012, 10:31
by raameagle
Yesterday, 1OG was confirmed as 4185 and 1FW confirmed as 4162.

Regards

Mark

Re: RE: F-22 special markings

Unread postPosted: 25 Aug 2012, 09:06
by jbash
raameagle wrote:Yesterday, 1OG was confirmed as 4185 and 1FW confirmed as 4162.

Regards

Mark



Here's a couple shots of the 1st FW Flagship 08-162.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA---Ai ... f78bf2a0f6


http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA---Ai ... 1855576/L/

RE: Re: RE: F-22 special markings

Unread postPosted: 25 Aug 2012, 19:17
by raameagle
I checked 27FS yesterday and it is 09-172.

Regards

Mark

Re: RE: Re: RE: F-22 special markings

Unread postPosted: 01 Oct 2012, 09:04
by jbash
raameagle wrote:I checked 27FS yesterday and it is 09-172.

Regards

Mark




Here's a nice clear shot of the 27th flagship 09-172 with the NASA Langley Research Hangar in the background.

http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7055114&nseq=6


This is the only pic I could find of 09-185 Of course it's before it received it's paint job. I'm sure I've seen this jet flying around , just not close enough to see it's markings.


http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA---Ai ... 53a1d5349a

RE: F-22 special markings

Unread postPosted: 27 Jun 2013, 03:03
by EOR
noted in the last 2 days were 2 new boss birds at Nellis:
OT 09-4188 newly marked as 53WG http://www.flickr.com/photos/eor1/9148588522/
WA 05-4096 newly marked as USAFWS http://www.flickr.com/photos/eor1/91380 ... otostream/

Re: DD-250

Unread postPosted: 18 Dec 2014, 21:58
by arl8733
Jon wrote:I have updated all the DD250 dates in the serial database. I'm going through my records again to see if any are missing.

Had a question in regards to the difference between DD250 and acceptance into the Air Force. Is there a difference. Always wanted to know what happens between the DD250 date and when squadron takes ownership.

BTW, we are still missing a bunch of squadron assignments.

Excellent question regarding difference between DD-250 acceptance and the traditional AF receiving inspection. Normally, as you may know, the AF receiving unit would normally perform a very extensive receiving inspection. Due to the problems that would entail in disturbing finishes, a different approach was devised. An AF acceptance team was co-located with the Defense Contract Management Commands F-22 team. The AF Team and DCMA team worked out plans as to who would inspect what. They teamed together with the AF members performing most of the final inspections on many areas just prior to final closure. In some cases each would defer to the other depending upon the area and situation. Flight acceptance was normally performed by an AF test pilot assigned to DCMA. As needed, others were borrowed when the schedule was heavy. The DD-250 was the official US Govt acceptance and transferred ownership of the jet to the Govt and allowed for final payment. Upon delivery to the unit, all that was necessary was the normal post-flight inspection and the bird was ready to go. Many arrived and were Coded Code 1. Ready to fly. This saved millions over the duration of the program.

Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 11 Mar 2015, 01:51
by Scorpion1alpha
Image

Just a nice photo of Langley's 187 slicing through the clouds during the recent 2015 USAF Heritage Flight Training and Certification at DM AFB. The image captures the moment either during the abrupt pull over at takeoff or at the beginning of the Power Loop.

Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 22 Mar 2015, 20:44
by air-to-air
Does anyone know the current faith of the following F-22As? Are they still active:
91-4004
91-4006
91-4008
91-4009
99-4011

Thanks
Dennis Peteri
Scramble Magazine

Re: DD-250

Unread postPosted: 22 Mar 2015, 21:11
by Jon
arl8733 wrote:
Jon wrote:I have updated all the DD250 dates in the serial database. I'm going through my records again to see if any are missing.

Had a question in regards to the difference between DD250 and acceptance into the Air Force. Is there a difference. Always wanted to know what happens between the DD250 date and when squadron takes ownership.

BTW, we are still missing a bunch of squadron assignments.

Excellent question regarding difference between DD-250 acceptance and the traditional AF receiving inspection. Normally, as you may know, the AF receiving unit would normally perform a very extensive receiving inspection. Due to the problems that would entail in disturbing finishes, a different approach was devised. An AF acceptance team was co-located with the Defense Contract Management Commands F-22 team. The AF Team and DCMA team worked out plans as to who would inspect what. They teamed together with the AF members performing most of the final inspections on many areas just prior to final closure. In some cases each would defer to the other depending upon the area and situation. Flight acceptance was normally performed by an AF test pilot assigned to DCMA. As needed, others were borrowed when the schedule was heavy. The DD-250 was the official US Govt acceptance and transferred ownership of the jet to the Govt and allowed for final payment. Upon delivery to the unit, all that was necessary was the normal post-flight inspection and the bird was ready to go. Many arrived and were Coded Code 1. Ready to fly. This saved millions over the duration of the program.


Thanks

So to me that sounds like the aircraft on DD250 are pretty much squadron ready. Which makes sense now that aircraft arrive at the squadron shortly after in most cases. That wasn't the case years ago. BTW, working on getting all the DD250 dates for the F-35 program.

Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 23 Mar 2015, 22:54
by EOR
air-to-air wrote:Does anyone know the current faith of the following F-22As? Are they still active:
91-4004
91-4006
91-4008
91-4009
99-4011

Thanks
Dennis Peteri
Scramble Magazine


funny you asked now. I just saw WA 99-4011 for the first time in 2 years at Nellis yesterday on the ramp. flew today.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/eor1/16908806151/
I know 009 is still active at Edwards (last month), but couldn't say about the others

Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 25 Mar 2015, 20:07
by air-to-air
Thanks, muc appreciated. Had for 4009 a last not in 2010 and for 4011 July 2012
Have you seen 120 recently? I have it last noted n August 2013.
Any more recnet sightings for the following Edwards F-22s is welcome
4004 June 2010
4006 July 2012
4132 March 2012

Regards
Dennis Peteri

Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 25 Mar 2015, 22:56
by EOR
120 I last saw fly in July 2014. could be here,in rehab, or it could be at Edwards. sometimes a couple Nellis raptors will spend a lot of time there. it's not that unusual for planes to disappear for extended times around here.

Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 20 Jun 2016, 20:40
by structuresguy
air-to-air wrote:Any more recnet sightings for the following Edwards F-22s is welcome
4004 June 2010

Regards
Dennis Peteri


Here is 91-4004 at Hill in 2014

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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 30 Apr 2018, 18:47
by Scorpion1alpha
Just a nice photo of an unknown F-22 (possibly a Bulldog) leaving the Speedline circa 2016 and creating its own weather.

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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 27 May 2018, 00:18
by Scorpion1alpha
F-22 Demo Team bringing in the crowds during the recently held FIDAE in Chile (FF 187 used).

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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 27 May 2018, 00:26
by Scorpion1alpha
F-22 Demo Pilot "Loco" Lopez making serious clouds at the recently completed AirPower Over Hamptons Roads, VA.

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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 27 May 2018, 00:29
by Scorpion1alpha
Nice portrait of AK 131 on the tarmac at the 2018 LA County Airshow, Lancaster, CA.

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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 27 May 2018, 17:29
by sprstdlyscottsmn
Nice shots!

Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 28 May 2018, 17:38
by Scorpion1alpha
sprstdlyscottsmn wrote:Nice shots!


They sure are, aren't they? Makes for some nice wallpaper too, if so inclined.

Bunch of Raptors, (with some Talon friends) huddled up in a hanger at Tyndall in anticipation of Tropical Storm Alberto's arrival. (Photo courtesy 53rd WEG, CC)

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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 28 May 2018, 17:42
by Scorpion1alpha
2017 Gulf Coast Salute Airshow, Panama City, FL. TY 026 with WWII era P-51B.

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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 10 Jun 2018, 16:56
by Scorpion1alpha
Two F-22s from the 95th EFS above the skies of Syria.

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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 10 Jun 2018, 17:01
by Scorpion1alpha
A little love to the Edwards jets. Despite how they look, at various periods of time, the Edwards jets can be considered the most advanced F-22s flying.

ED 007 & 132
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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 23 Jun 2018, 23:57
by Scorpion1alpha
FF 182 & 189 recent "tour" of Virginia on June 14.

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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 24 Jun 2018, 04:06
by geforcerfx
From the Hampton show posted above, "VaporFest"


Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 01 Jul 2018, 16:41
by Scorpion1alpha
Some 95th FS jets during Tyndall's recently completed Phase II deployment exercise held 14 June.

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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 15 Jul 2018, 18:44
by Scorpion1alpha
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FF 191 leads during last year's Atlantic Trident:

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Checking flight control surfaces before a night sortie at Langley underneath one of the new sun shades w/solar powered lights:

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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 13 Aug 2018, 13:25
by Scorpion1alpha
Several F-22s from Tyndall's 95th FS arrived at Spangdalem AB, Germany on 8 August 2018. The stated mission goal of the deployment is as follows:

The 95th FS is deployed to Europe for several weeks to conduct training with other European-based aircraft as part of a Flying Training Deployment. Forward locations enable collective defense capabilities and provide U.S. and NATO the strategic and operational breadth needed to deter adversaries and assure our allies and partners. The F-22s will also forward deploy to other locations in Europe to train with NATO allies in order to maximize training opportunities...


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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 13 Aug 2018, 15:04
by f-16adf
That 2018 Hampton demo was awesome. Correct me if i'm wrong, but that Raptor took off with 17K of fuel and barely at the 2:00 mark goes into a 360 degree turn that only takes 19 seconds.... That's incredible-
Loco is one cool dude!

Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 21 Aug 2018, 18:21
by Scorpion1alpha
F-22s arrived and training with Spanish Typhoons and Hornets for the first time at Albacete, Spain on 16 August 2018. According to Spanish aviation journalist and photographer Jorge Portalés Alberola and reported to the article's author:

...there were 2 different WVR (Within Visual Range) dogfights: the first one was a 1 vs 2 between an F-22 and 2x Eurofighters from Ala 14 based at Albacete; the second one involved the other Raptor and one F-18 Hornet from Ala 12 (122 Squadron) – actually this second aerial engagement was slated to be a 1 vs 2 scenario but one of the Hornets aborted.


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F-22 & Spanish Eurofighter (Guess the Typhoon needed the extra bags to hang with the F-22 out at the range for a while):

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(Photos courtesy of Jorge Portalés Alberola)

Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 31 Aug 2018, 18:58
by basher54321
Powditz Poland August 2018 (jacek Siminski)


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F-22A 301


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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 26 Sep 2018, 00:42
by Scorpion1alpha
Recent formation of Tuskegee Red Tails CAF P-51, 100th FS F-16 and 301st FS F-22 (TY 101) during flyover of Alabama prior to the hosting 187th FW Air Show.

Flight date: 6 Sept 2018. Airshow date: 8 Sept 2018.

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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 26 Sep 2018, 00:49
by Scorpion1alpha
A little vapor doesn't hurt.

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Unknown F-22 (all that darn vapor obscuring the tail):

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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 30 Sep 2018, 04:07
by firebase99
Gorgeous photos gents, thank you.

Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 09 Oct 2018, 11:56
by Scorpion1alpha
F-22s from the 27th & 94th FS back in Europe (RAF Lakenheath, UK) for "Raptor Redeploy 19-1" on 5 Otcober 2018. They returned from US Central Command AOR and will stay at Lakenheath for a short time to conduct training with allied forces and will demonstrate the US commitment to allied European nations in deploying assets to deter possible adversary threats.

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No doubt the local guys will be getting a major workout. Reaper Lead (Looking behind shoulder): "HOLY %^&*...BREAK!!!"
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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 09 Oct 2018, 11:59
by Scorpion1alpha
Nice angle from the Canadian Cold Lake Air Show in July 2018 that I like.
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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 27 Oct 2018, 15:04
by Scorpion1alpha
F-22s from the 27th FS arrived at Kleine Brogel Air Base, Belgium on 17 October 2018 to conduct training with Belgian AF.

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Prior to this date, the F-22s conducted DACT with Belgian F-16s, and brfore that on 11 October 2018, participated in a Large Force Exercise (LFE) with Lakenheath's F-15Es and F-18 Super Hornets from the Carl Vinson off the coast of England.

On 19 October 2018, the F-22 conducted local area training over Finland.

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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 31 Oct 2018, 13:31
by Scorpion1alpha
A little different perspective from basher's earlier post:
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F-22 Raptors from the 199th Fighter Squadron and 19th Fighter Squadron arrive at the Kona International Airport, Oct. 11, 2018. Normally based at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on the island of Oahu, the Hawaiian Raptors along with maintenance and support personnel were in Kona conducting logistics capabilities training should the aircraft be diverted to alternate airfields in the Hawaiian Islands. The occasion marked the first time the stealthy aircraft have been on the island of Hawaii.


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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 03 Nov 2018, 15:46
by Scorpion1alpha
F-22 Demo Team performs over Hurlburt Field, Fl for the Master Sgt. John A. Chapman Medal of Honor Celebration Oct. 27, 2018.
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Unknown F-22 (all that darn vapor again obscuring the markings).
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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 26 Nov 2018, 08:21
by Scorpion1alpha
FF 177 dematerializing:
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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 26 Nov 2018, 08:32
by Scorpion1alpha
A couple of years ago, Langley and Nellis Raptors formed up with the Thunderbirds over the skies of Arizona:
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A little what-if (images by Matt Donie):
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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 28 Nov 2018, 05:10
by Scorpion1alpha
FF 172
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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 24 Dec 2018, 05:54
by Scorpion1alpha
Love this photo from the 2015 Rockford, Il Air Show. Note the wing's camber.
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TY 018 during recent operations at Eglin AFB:
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Obligatory vapor shots:
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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 04 Jan 2019, 06:12
by Scorpion1alpha
F-22s from Hawaii's 19th & 199th FS during the just recently completed Sentry Aloha 19-1.

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Note the 4 F-18s from China Lake that participated in the exercise behind the F-22s. They know their place.
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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 05 Jan 2019, 15:09
by mixelflick
Scorpion1alpha wrote:Nice angle from the Canadian Cold Lake Air Show in July 2018 that I like.
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Shades of the Firefox hangar shot, IMO. I got worried for a second that guy was going to steal it :mrgreen:

Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 20 Jan 2019, 14:42
by Scorpion1alpha
Whiteman's B-2s and Hawaii's F-22s conducting interoperability training on 15 January 2019 (over Diamond Head State Monument, HI) .
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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 28 Jan 2019, 14:43
by Scorpion1alpha
Turning...
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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 10 Feb 2019, 08:27
by Scorpion1alpha
F-22s from Elmendorf participating in the just completed exercise Winter Fury and continuing with exercise Patriot Grizzly at MCAS Miramar. Winter Fury involved both Marine F/A-18C Hornets, and Navy F-35C Lightning II’s, partnering with F-22s to perform air-to-air combat, while protecting ground assets. Patriot Grizzly is an in house exercise with Marine Hornets.

AK 077 (still sporting it's 9Xs in its side bays), 129, 135 and 3 others on the flightline:
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AK 142 along with 7 other F-22s on the flightline:
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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 17 Feb 2019, 09:30
by Scorpion1alpha
11 February shot of a Langley F-22 underneath it's solar power overhang on the flightline. F-22s were staged as part of a routine night flying training mission.
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FLOTUS Melania Trump and 1st FW CC Jason Hinds touring FF 165 during her recent trip there.
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Recent F-22 acheivement at the 1st FW:
1st FW soars past sortie goal

The 1st Fighter Wing recently exceeded the minimum number of sorties set for the month of January by launching more than 250 sorties in three days at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

The 1st FW teamed up with the 192nd Wing and members assigned to the 633rd Logistics Readiness Squadron to accomplish this record-breaking sortie goal in an effort to maintain combat mission readiness.

“This was an entire wing goal,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Hinds, 1st FW commander. “It was tough to accomplish, but the three wings communicated very well with each other. We understood the mission, planned for it and then successfully executed it.”

Hinds explained that due to obstacles such as weather, birds on the flight line and equipment maintenance, the wings planned to perform a three-day surge to ensure they hit their desired goal, during which six hot pits were assembled and more than 250 sorties were launched. Hot pits are typically performed during combat situations to rapidly refuel aircraft while their engines are running, enabling them to jump right back into the fight.

We have never done six hot pits before,” said Chief Master Sgt. Jay Harris, 1st FW command chief. “When charged with the possibility, our Airmen adapted to the requirement, got going, and then absolutely crushed it!”

Both Hinds and Harris agreed that the sortie goal was accomplished by empowering Airmen to improve and innovate current procedures. Consistent open communication was key to the objective of making every Airman understand that they have ownership in the mission and the ability to make it better.

“It’s our Airmen, [they are] our human weapon systems that are able to find creative ways to get the mission done,” Harris said. “We can have cutting-edge technology and advanced weapons systems, but wars are won by out-maneuvering and out-thinking your adversary. Our Airmen have exceptional motivation and pride in their mission and work hard every day to increase our wing’s lethality and readiness.”

One such contributing member was Senior Airman John Roach, 1st FW dedicated crew chief, who supervised new Airmen during their first surge.

“Surges are especially great training for new Airmen,” Roach said. “From the moment we get out of roll-call to the moment we leave, we’re working hard and constantly launching aircraft.”

Roach explained how the maintenance teams rallied as they approached the end of the month and hitting the targeted sortie number was within arm’s reach.

“We felt good about our performance at the start of the surge so that helped build momentum to keep working harder,” Roach said. “The last couple days of the surge, we knew that we were doing well so it definitely boosted our confidence and our pride.”

Feb. 1 was named the 1st FW’s Goal Day and all participating Airmen were rewarded with the day off to celebrate with friends and family.

Hinds said he made the accomplishment announcement at the wing’s quarterly awards ceremony to a room full of fired-up Airmen who were beaming with pride and morale.

“I was so excited for them because I know how much work this took,” Hinds said. “The readiness of the three wings is higher than I have seen and there is no doubt in my mind that if we get that phone call, we will be first to the fight.”

Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 23 Feb 2019, 17:30
by Scorpion1alpha
Some vapor action for the upcoming season (Photo credit to respective authors):

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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 01 Mar 2019, 03:05
by Scorpion1alpha
Langley F-22s conducting night ops 21 February 2019.
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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 09 Mar 2019, 15:17
by Scorpion1alpha
U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors from the 1st Fighter Wing and 192nd Wing, with the support of the 633rd Air Base Wing, took part in a total force exercise at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Feb. 28, 2019.

The Phase I exercise showcased the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors’ readiness and ability to deploy.

“It takes the combined effort of the 633rd ABW, the 192nd Wing, and the 1st FW to deploy a fighter squadron on short-notice,” said Col. Jason Hinds 1st FW commander. “I’m thankful to all those who participated in the planning and execution of the Phase I exercise.”

With their slogan of ‘ready to deploy, ready to employ,’ the exercise tested the Wing’s ability to generate aircraft and get them to the fight. Once there, the Raptors were regenerated and reconfigured for war, flying sorties from the deployed location.

“For the normal AEF cycles or to go to Red Flag or any of those exercises we have months to plan,” said Col. David Seitz, 1st Maintenance Group commander. “This one was not like that at all [this was accomplished in a week]. Our Airmen crushed it! It was amazing to watch.”

As part of the exercise, the Raptors staged an “Elephant Walk,” testing the squadrons’ ability to launch large formations of aircraft at a moments’ notice.

We know that with the F-22 we’re going to be called, especially in a high-end fight against near peer competitors, they’re going to call Langley and we need to be ready,” Seitz said.


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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 10 Mar 2019, 14:52
by mixelflick
Great pics! Thanks for posting...

Every F-22 is a national treasure, and seeing them always brings thoughts of pride in America and her people. In the words of one F-16 pilot I spoke to, "They did that thing right. Total overkill..."

Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 29 Mar 2019, 13:59
by Scorpion1alpha
Well, about a month after Langley did an elephant walk with their F-22s, Elmendorf decided they'll do one with theirs.

Twenty-four F-22 Raptors from 3rd Wing and 477th Fighter Group, a C-17 Globemaster III and an E-3 Sentry participate in a close formation taxi, known as an Elephant Walk, March 26, 2019, during a Polar Force exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. This two-week exercise gives squadrons an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities to forward deploy and deliver overwhelming combat power.


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If you're an adversary and hear that the US is deploying this many F-22s and other support assets in your neighborhood, you've got to be just a little worried.

Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 01 May 2019, 13:44
by Scorpion1alpha
I would say this is kinda an unholy union between USAF and USN, but when the Blue Angels know their place and trail the F-22, I guess it makes it all right.

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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 01 May 2019, 19:59
by mixelflick
The 2019 F-22 demo is INSANE.

Much, much more aggressive than in years past.

Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 08 May 2019, 12:33
by Scorpion1alpha
Team practicing for the Chennault International Airshow in Lake Charles, Louisiana this weekend (10-12 May).

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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 08 May 2019, 12:37
by Scorpion1alpha
A couple more from the photo shoot with the Blue Angels.

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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 15 May 2019, 05:36
by Scorpion1alpha
PACAF led Exercise Northern Edge 2019 kicked off in Alaska and will be from 13-24 May. I'll be the largest military exercise in Alaska this year and major participating units include: U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, U.S. Pacific Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Marine Corps Forces Pacific, Air Combat Command, Air Mobility Command, Air Force Materiel Command, U.S. 3rd Fleet, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and U.S. Naval Reserve.

AK 112 will be there:
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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 16 May 2019, 13:21
by Scorpion1alpha
F-22s return to Tyndall for Checkered Flag 19-1. Langley's Hat in the Ring Raptors along with F-15s from Kadena and Lakenheath are participating in the 2-week long exercise starting 6 May.

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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 16 May 2019, 13:25
by mixelflick
Wow, damaged indeed!

The troops did a phenomenal job salvaging those Raptors. Without their help, this very well could have been a national tragedy. As it stands, it's a human tragedy for those that lost their lives. But with so few Raptors in the inventory, the work these men did.... they should be recognized.

Dunno if there's a medal for such, but they seriously preserved our national security with their work. Bravo folks, bravo...

Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 16 May 2019, 13:33
by Scorpion1alpha
I agree with that.

Lotsa of people involved in the recovery ops but many were from Langley. Every F-22 saved and are either flying again or still under repair and are anticipated to return to flight. Dunno about medals, but I do agree the people involved in the entire recovery op deserves some type of recognition.

Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 22 May 2019, 13:26
by Scorpion1alpha
Two pairs of F-22s, along with AWACS support intercepts a total of 4 Tu-95s and 2 Su-35s entering Alaska's Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) on 20 May.

Specifically, two of the Russian bombers were intercepted by two F-22s, and a second group of bombers with Su-35 fighters was intercepted later by two additional F-22s, while the E-3 provided overall surveillance. The Russian bombers and fighters remained in international airspace and at no time did the aircraft enter United States or Canadian sovereign airspace.

“NORAD’s top priority is defending Canada and the United States. Our ability to deter and defeat threats to our citizens, vital infrastructure, and national institutions starts with successfully detecting, tracking, and positively identifying aircraft of interest approaching U.S. and Canadian airspace,” said General Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, the NORAD Commander. “NORAD is on alert 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.”

NORAD employs a layered defense network of radars, satellites, and fighter aircraft to identify aircraft and determine the appropriate response. The identification and monitoring of aircraft entering a U.S. or Canadian ADIZ demonstrates how NORAD executes its aerospace warning and aerospace control missions for the United States and Canada.

Operation NOBLE EAGLE is the name given to the military response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and applies to all air sovereignty and air defense missions in North America. NORAD is a binational command focused on the defense of both the U.S. and Canada and draws on forces from both countries.


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About 12 years ago when the F-22 made it's first Bear intercept over ADIZ:
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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 06 Jun 2019, 13:24
by Scorpion1alpha
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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 25 Jun 2019, 13:00
by Scorpion1alpha
Weapons 071:
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Hello...is it me you're looking for...?
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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 27 Jun 2019, 13:33
by mixelflick
It is difficult to imagine what'll replace it.

14 years after IOC, it still looks futuristic and is the most feared air to air machine in existence.

Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 10 Jul 2019, 13:40
by Scorpion1alpha
TY 078
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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 10 Jul 2019, 19:56
by wrightwing
mixelflick wrote:It is difficult to imagine what'll replace it.

14 years after IOC, it still looks futuristic and is the most feared air to air machine in existence.

And it's only getting more lethal, with the MLU upgrades.

Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 14 Jul 2019, 13:34
by Scorpion1alpha
The T-birds never even knew the F-22 was on their 6. JK
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Getting ready to take in some gas (note the deflection of the control surfaces)
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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 23 Jul 2019, 13:38
by Scorpion1alpha
F-22 Raptor pilots from the 43rd FS conducted ‘hot seat’ training:
“We’re taking one pilot already in the seat of the jet when it comes back and swapping it for another pilot on the spot,” said Staff Sgt. Nicholas Peters, 325th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief. “That way the jet never gets officially released back to maintenance—another pilot just accepts it. [Assuming the aircraft did not record anything unsafe during flight] they do a face-to-face brief, then the incoming pilot can take the jet and launch it from there.”


“Since Hurricane Michael devastated Tyndall AFB and the surrounding area, it took a lot of time, energy and effort to bring our operation at Eglin AFB up to full capacity,” said Lt. Col. Jefferey Peterson, 43rd Fighter Squadron director of operations. “During that transition, we absorbed additional pilots, from both active duty and reserves, as a result of the 95th FS having their jets and people split up across the F-22 community.”


“Normally we would fly ten [jets] on the first go and eight on the second for a total of 18 sorties,” said Master Sgt. Dustin Holman, 325th AMXS aircraft section chief. “For ‘hot seats’ we fly eight, six and six for a total of 20 sorties.”

On a normal day, the 325th AMXS prepares 13 jets. Three are left as spares, while the other ten are sent on sorties.

Only 11 are needed for hot-pit refueling and rapid crew swaps. This reduces the amount of time it takes to get a new pilot in the air; saving time and producing more sorties with less aircraft.


“Using this concept of hot pitting with rapid crew swaps, or hot seat operations as we have been calling it, our team has been able to drastically increase sortie production to levels we have never seen in the history of our organization,” Peterson said. “The hot seat operations concept has been a paradigm shift that is among the most important innovations we have put into effect since the hurricane.”


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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 23 Jul 2019, 13:47
by Scorpion1alpha
Over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, 18 July.

Here's looking at you...
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Too late, but but the Lizard and BDU will try...
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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 25 Jul 2019, 22:16
by firebase99
Awesome pics, thanks for sharing!!

Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 29 Jul 2019, 13:48
by Scorpion1alpha
Weapons 071 demonstrating at the Malmstrom AFB Open House on 14 July:

1)What a nuclear-laced GBU-39 can do to a runway
2)A high speed flyby during a 1,000 Ft. Wall of Fire
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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 06 Aug 2019, 13:30
by Scorpion1alpha
F-22s from the 90th FS went to Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley for the just completed Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019.

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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ryan Graf, 90th Fighter Squadron commander, right, and USAF Capt. Jonathan Weed, with the 90 FS, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, depart the flightline after arriving July 9, to Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley, Australia, in support of Talisman Sabre 19. Talisman Sabre is a month-long exercise along the east coast of Australia that incorporates force members from Australia and the United States in amphibious landings, land force maneuver, urban operations, air operations, maritime operations and special forces activities.

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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 06 Aug 2019, 13:32
by Scorpion1alpha
FF 157 & 163
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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 06 Aug 2019, 13:40
by Scorpion1alpha
4 HIANG F-22s conducting air divert training to Kahalui Airport in Maui, Hawaii in the event of any state emergencies last week.
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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 13 Aug 2019, 13:20
by Scorpion1alpha
Capt. Kyle Oliver, 27th Fighter Squadron pilot and standing in front of FF 162, will be one the new Thunderbirds (Opposing Solo) starting 2020. As far as I know, he will be the 2nd or 3rd F-22 pilot selected as a Thunderbird.
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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 13 Aug 2019, 13:26
by Scorpion1alpha
TY 104 among several Raptors from the 1st FW to participate in Red Flag 19-3. The 1st FW was the core wing that not only had to conduct their own air-to-air mission, but also supported all participating personnel.
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64th Aggressors, "F-22s...sigh..."

Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 26 Aug 2019, 13:38
by Scorpion1alpha
2019 Chicago Air and Water Show:
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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 26 Aug 2019, 13:41
by Scorpion1alpha
Just some nice ones:
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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 28 Aug 2019, 03:36
by firebase99
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Awesome!!! WOW

Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 18 Sep 2019, 13:17
by Scorpion1alpha
Glad you're enjoying them firebase.

Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 18 Sep 2019, 13:22
by Scorpion1alpha
Today, on the 72nd anniversary of the USAF:

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The 70th USAF anniversary version:
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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 19 Sep 2019, 13:42
by mixelflick
Outstanding pictures!

Absolute beast of an aircraft, beautiful to watch. I'm glad they're keeping it one step ahead with all of these upgrades we're hearing about (and I'm sure some we're not). The new medium and long range AAM's are really going to increase its killing power. If it gets that missile that's half the size of AMRAAM (with similar range) OMG... that's what, 14 AAM's?

I suspect that given that, we'll be hearing less and less about the need for an "arsenal" plane...

Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 16 Oct 2019, 13:42
by Scorpion1alpha
Artsy:
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ED 132:
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Beginning of the Power Loop:
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Then:
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Re: F-22 Database

Unread postPosted: 16 Oct 2019, 13:50
by Scorpion1alpha
Skyball event at DFW Airport (American Maintenance Hanger 5) 5-6 October. (Photos by Andy)
TY 030:
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