The sight and sound of a USAF Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor air dominance fighter is something special to see and hear (air superiority is too old school for this Fifth Generation fighter). The noise, the speed, the maneuverability is spectacular and the F-22 Demonstration Team performance as Aviation Nation 2016 was no exception!
Sleek, stealthy, fast and lethal. The highly advanced fifth generation Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor air dominance fighter is only operated by the USAF and first entered service on December 15th, 2005. In addition to stealth technology to avoid radar detection, the F-22 features a combination of advanced sensor technology, integrated avionics, situational awareness and weapons to… Read More Up Close with a USAF Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
I returned to Planes of Fame 2015 for the Sunday airshow and man what a tribute the USAF Heritage Flight paid to the veterans on that day. This 4 ship flight consisted of a World War Two era Lockheed P-38J Lightning “23 Skidoo” and North American P-51D Mustang “Wee Willy II” along with a Korean… Read More Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: USAF Heritage Flight II
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the World War Two Allied victory in Europe (Victory in Europe Day – May 8th. 1945). One week ago I saw a fine tribute of respect to the men and women who served in the USAF and USAAF before them, including those who eventually dominated the skies over Europe in World War… Read More Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: USAF Heritage Flight I
There is nothing like seeing the best of the best in the fifth generation USAF Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor air dominance fighter being put through its paces in glorious full afterburning glory! I never get bored watching the mean looking and mighty Raptor scream through the sky then stop mid-flight and completely change direction using vectored thrust… Read More Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: USAF F-22 Raptor Demo Team
To me November 11th is known as Remembrance Day. In the USA it is Veterans Day. This special day marks the armistice that ceased the fighting of World War One on November 11th, 1918 and is a day to honour all those who have served their country in the military in peacetime and across all conflicts. What better way… Read More Aviation Nation 2014: USAF Heritage Flight