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Unread post16 May 2019, 13:33

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.
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Unread post22 May 2019, 13:26

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.


Unidentified F-22 (probably intentional or because of distance):
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About 12 years ago when the F-22 made it's first Bear intercept over ADIZ:
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Unread post06 Jun 2019, 13:24

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Unread post25 Jun 2019, 13:00

Weapons 071:
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FF 166:
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Unread post27 Jun 2019, 13:33

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.
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Unread post10 Jul 2019, 13:40

TY 078
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Unread post10 Jul 2019, 19:56

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.
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Unread post14 Jul 2019, 13:34

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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Unread post23 Jul 2019, 13:38

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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Unread post23 Jul 2019, 13:47

Over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, 18 July.

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Resident "Lizard" realizing something's there:
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Too late, but but the Lizard and BDU will try...
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Unread post25 Jul 2019, 22:16

Awesome pics, thanks for sharing!!
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Unread post29 Jul 2019, 13:48

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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Unread post06 Aug 2019, 13:30

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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Unread post06 Aug 2019, 13:32

FF 157 & 163
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Unread post06 Aug 2019, 13:40

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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