First to Fly 2,000 Hours in F-22 Raptor
Lt. Col. Ryan Pelkola, 302d Fighter Squadron director of operations, became the first pilot to reach the 2,000 flight hour achievement in the F-22 Raptor, August 7, 2021.
F-22 Crashed at Eglin AFB, Florida
An F-22 of the 43rd Fighter Squadron from Eglin AFB, Florida was lost on Friday, May 15, 2020 at about 9:15 am local time. Pilot reported to have ejected safely.