Opportunities to train on the F-22 Raptor are highly competitive, and pilots picked to fly the world's premier fighter have been chosen from the ranks after logging years on other airframes -- until now.
As children, we are told, "You have to walk before you can run." The 90th Fighter Squadron is doing a similar task by completing steps to declare initial operational capability, with the overall goal of declaring full operational capability.
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force officials unveiled the new F-22 Raptor exhibit Jan. 18 available to be viewed by all visitors to the public museum.
Most would agree that training is the key to success. For the first time in the 477th Fighter Group's history at Elmendorf, Reservists are training members of the Air National Guard as part of Total Force Integration.
Maj. Micah Fesler, 433rd Weapons Squadron pilot and Virginia Air National Guardsman, delivered the 57th Wing's first F-22A Raptor on January 9th.
The first Air Force pilots selected to fly the F-22 Raptor without previous fighter experience entered the 63rd FS for the Raptor Lead-in course January 14th.
Air Show Buzz
named F-22 pilot Maj. Paul "Max" Moga and the F-22 Demonstration Team their Person of the Year for 2007 after the team's first whirlwind year wowing air show crowds across the country.
After serving as the vice commander of four groups and 20 squadrons, including two fully operational F-22 squadrons and one of the most historic F-15C squadrons in the Air Force, he flew his final 1st Fighter Wing flight Jan. 4.
F-22 Raptors here reached Full Operational Capability (FOC) December 12, according to Gen. John D.W. Corley, the commander of Air Combat Command.
The F-22 Demonstration Team marked the end of its first air show season by hosting a re-enlistment ceremony followed by a demonstration Nov. 29.
An F-22 Raptor spent three weeks in November testing the aircraft's braking system on ice in time for the first snow at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, home to several F-22s since August.
EDO Corp. has been awarded a $54.4 million contract from Lockheed Martin for continued production of its LAU-142/A AMRAAM Vertical Eject Launcher (AVEL) for the F-22 Raptor.
Anyone stating that the F-22 is a "cold war" aircraft and is not needed for the defense of the United States is doing so at the risk of their own credibility.
Air Force Times is reporting on an incident which resulted in an F-22A Raptor from the 53rd Wing suffering extensive engine damage after sucking in some debris.
Who let the dogs out? Officials from the 3rd Wing did when they activated the 525th Fighter Squadron "Bulldogs" during a ceremony that began at 5:25 p.m. Monday.