F-22 Photographs

  • F-22 First Flights

    F-22 First Flights

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    Crew chief Staff Sgt. Adam Murtishaw does a post flight inspection on an F-22A Raptor at Langley AFB after a Dec. 14 mission. The 27th Fighter Squadron earned initial operating capability today, which means the stealth jet is combat ready. Sergeant Murtishaw is with the 27th Aircraft Maintenance Unit. [USAF photo by Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker]
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    This F-22A #03-4046 from the 27th Fighter Squadron went to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, in 2005 for live weapons training. [U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Rogers]
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    F/A-22 Raptor 01 no. 91-4001 used shortly for BDRT at Hill AFB, Utah. It was later sent to the USAF Museum. [Photo via Thomas Wharton]
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    An F-22A Raptor #91-4003 is refueled by a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 434th Air Refueling Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind. [USAF photo]
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    Lockheed-Boeing-General Dynamics YF-22 Raptor at the USAF National Museum of the at Dayton, Ohio. [USAF photo]
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    The Wright B Flyer hangs above the YF-22 Raptor in the Modern Flight Gallery at the National Museum of at the USAF museum in Dayton Ohio. [U.S. Air Force photo]
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    Lt. Col. Wade Tolliver delivers the second permanent F/A-22 Raptor at Langley AFB on June 8th. Shortly after, Maj. Charles Corcoran delivered the base's third Raptor. Colonel Tolliver is the 27th Fighter Squadron director of operations, and Major Corcoran is a pilot with the squadron. [U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker]
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    Gen. Ronald Keys and Brig. Gen. Burton Fields answer questions during a press conference to announce the F-22A Raptor's initial operating capability today. General Keys is the commander of Air Combat Command. General Fields is the commander of the 1st Fighter Wing. [U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Quinton T. Burris]
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    Lt. Col. James Hecker flies over Fort Monroe (Virgina, USA) before delivering the first operational F-22A Raptor #03-4042 to its permanent home at Langley Air Force Base, Va., on May 12. This is the first of 26 Raptors to be delivered to the 27th Fighter Squadron. The Raptor program is managed by the F-22A System Program Office at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Colonel Hecker is the squadron's commander. [U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker]
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    An F/A-22 Raptor, a vintage F-4 Phantom II and a P-51 Mustang fly a heritage fly-over during the Aviation Nation 2005 air show. [U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Demetrius Lester]
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    An F/A-22 Raptor aircraft takes off for a demonstration flight during the Aviation Nation 2005 air show. [U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Demetrius Lester]
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    Maj. Paul Moga returns to Tyndall AFB from a flight at the completion of the "war." Two F/A-22 Raptors joined 12 F-15 Eagles and a KC-135 Stratotanker to form the defensive counter air package, known as "Blue Air." [U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. William Powell]
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    Airman 1st Class John Korkian does a post-flight inspection of an F/A-22 Raptor at Langley AFB, Virgina after it returned from Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The 27th Fighter Squadron just completed its first aircraft deployment giving pilots valuable "on the road" experience to include multiple opportunities to drop bombs at a local practice range. Airman Korkian is a crew chief with the 27th Aircraft Maintenance Unit. [U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker]
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    Lt. Col. James Hecker (front) and Lt. Col. Evan Dertein line up their F/A-22 Raptor aircraft behind a KC-10 Extender to refuel while en route to Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Colonel Hecker commands the first operational Raptor squadron -- the 27th Fighter Squadron at Langley Air Force Base, Va. The unit went to Hill for operation Combat Hammer, the squadron's first deployment, Oct. 15. The deployment has a twofold goal: complete a deployment and to generate a combat-effective sortie rate away from home. [U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt Ben Bloker]