A Royal Australian Air Force pilot assigned to the 90th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron has had the opportunity to fly the United States Air Force's premier fighter, the F-22 Raptor, as part of a foreign pilot exchange program.
The 90th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, and associated maintenance and support personnel, completed a Guam air self defense exercise March 10-12 in the skies around Guam.
An Air Force F-22 Raptor from Edwards Air Force Base crashed about 10.00h local time on March 25, approximately 35 miles northeast of the base claiming the life of an Lockheed Martin test pilot.
The Bulldogs recently returned from their extended deployment to Nellis and Holloman AFBs. The squadron members participated in Red Flag while at Nellis, and accomplished valuable training while at Holloman.
This week's bilateral fighter pilot training demonstrates America's commitment to the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance, said the commander of the U.S. Air Force's largest combat wing.
For the first time, F-22 Raptors and B-2 Spirits, the only stealth platforms in the Air Force's current inventory, are deployed outside the continental United States to Andersen AFB, Guam, showcasing the U.S. commitment to peace and stability in the region.
F-22A Raptors from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, departed Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on March 3 headed for the largest Air Force base in Alaska, as fears of volcanic activity at Mount Redoubt remain high.
A specialized polycarbonate is the main element that separates an F-22 Raptor pilot from threatening and compromising conditions like lightening strikes, blinding sun rays, and the formidable, unpredictable bird strikes.
Hoping to win support for F-22 production beyond the current 183 aircraft, Lockheed Martin has revealed performance statistics that exceed baseline requirements established by the Air Force.
With an F-22 Raptor as a backdrop and sunshine streaming in the hangar windows, command of the 149th FS changed hands on Dec. 13 with distinguished active duty and Virginia Guard guests, family members and 192nd FW Airmen in attendance.
Air Force F-22A Raptors are surreptitiously roaming the Pacific skies to train and provide security support to the Western Pacific.
Pilots from the 94th Fighter Squadron flew patrols in the F-22A Raptor over the nation's capital during Inauguration Day activities Jan. 20.
Twelve F-22 Raptors deployed from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, arrived at Andersen Air Force Base Jan. 18, for a three month deployment in support of Pacific Global Deterrence mission.
With his historic flight on Jan. 7, Col. Donald "Louie" Lindberg became the first Air Force Reserve pilot of the 301st Fighter Wing to fly an F-22A Raptor mission at Holloman Air Force Base.
F-22 Raptors took to the skies on January 14 as the 27th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron began flight operations with the 18th Wing.