Fast, sleek and powerful, the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle is still one of the finest looking aircraft to ever take to the skies. Of all the modern military aircraft, the F-15 remains one of my top favourites. To see not only F-15C Eagle air superiority fighters but also F-15E Strike Eagles of the USAF take flight at Aviation Nation 2014 was a great highlight of the air show for me.
An F-15C air defence scramble demonstration with the afterburners on during take-off against “Aggressor” F-16’s was something special to see indeed! True raw Eagle power!
This was followed up with a joint air to ground attack demo by A-10 Thunderbolt II and F-15E aircraft. Although simulated the combat demonstrations were an exciting addition to the air show and gave some idea of the firepower these powerful aircraft can bring to the fight.
Aviation Nation has been on my aviation bucket list for a long time. I am very happy I finally made it to the big show.