Air Force officials have instituted measures designed to protect its pilots, ensure mission completion and assess the possible physiological effects of flying the F-22 Raptor, the command surgeon for Air Combat Command said May 9.
Air Force officials said Wednesday they still have not found the cause of the hypoxia-like symptoms that have affected F-22 Raptor pilots and maintainers, nor are they sure why a short-term cough that can result from breathing high concentrations of oxygen is more common in F-22 pilots than in F-15 and F-16 pilots.
Gen. Mike Hostage, commander of Air Combat Command, talked with media on April 30 about the national security imperative for the F-22, the status of efforts to identify a root cause for unexplained physiological incidents, and risk mitigation efforts since the Raptor's return to flying operations in September 2011.
Senior Air Force officials attended a ceremony here May 2 commemorating the delivery of the final F-22 Raptor to the service.
Lockheed Martin delivered today the 195th and last F-22 Raptor (10-4195
) to U.S. Air Force in a ceremony at the Lockheed Martin's Marietta Aeronautics site.
F-22 pilots from the 302nd, 525th and 90th Fighter Squadrons tested their aim during a banner shoot April 23-27.
What distinction does James "JB" Brown have that no other F-22 Raptor test pilot has? More than 1,000 flight hours in the Raptor, that’s what.
Alaskan F-22s met a major milestone during a recent training sortie when new upgrades to the fighter allowed for a Joint Direct Attack Munition to be dropped on self generated coordinates.
A mix of personnel from the 477th Fighter Group, 3rd Wing, and 673rd Air Base Wing left Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, to participate in a long range strike exercise on April 4.
Air Force leaders provided an update on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board study into the F-22 Raptor life support systems and flight operations during a briefing in the Pentagon March 29.
Langley Air Force Base added a brand new F-22 Raptor to its inventory March 22, as the Virginia Air National Guard's 192nd Fighter Wing took delivery of F-22 tail number 10-192 from Lockheed Martin.
Members of Team Holloman participated in a Phase One Operational Readiness Exercise, which tested Holloman's ability to prepare and mobilize from peacetime to wartime at a moment's notice, February 27- 29.
The final F-22 Raptor to be built for the U.S. Air Force, tail number 4195, rolled off the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics assembly line during a ceremony December 13 at the company's Marietta plant.
The 187th and final operational F-22 Raptor came off the production line at Lockheed’s, Marietta, Georgia facility on December 13th bringing procurement to a close.
Out of all of the F-22 Raptor pilots in the Air Force there is only who has been presented with the 1,000 flying hour patch.