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This Is A Fully Armed F-15SA, The Most Advanced Production Eagle Ever

The F-15SA is the most advanced production F-15 Eagle ever built. Saudi Arabia ordered 84 new build F-15SAs and close to 70 kits to upgrade their existing F-15S fleet to the SA configuration. Just one part of this upgrade is the activation of Eagle’s outboard wing stores stations, which will expand the jet’s already… » 7/05/15 10:05am 7/05/15 10:05am

It's MiGs Versus Eagles Training High Over Europe

Our friend and renowned aviation photographer Frank Crebas just flew with the Florida Air National Guard during their detachment to Graf Ignatievo, Bulgaria as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The Eagles were not alone during the flight; MiG-21s and MiG-29s of the Bulgarian Air Force joined up for some photo magic. » 6/20/15 11:15am 6/20/15 11:15am

Watch This Dutch F-16 Pilot Try To Kill An American F-15 In Mock Combat

Dutch F-16AMs and American F-15Cs had at it last April during the Florida and Oregon Air National Guard’s composite deployment to the region as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The awesome video below gives us an in-the-cockpit look at what it is like to spar with an Eagles high over the North Sea. » 6/04/15 1:54pm 6/04/15 1:54pm

Was A Saudi Arabian Fighter Jet Shot Down Over Sana'a Yemen?

Various reports began surfacing yesterday evening that a Saudi Arabian fighter jet, said to be an F-16, was shot down by Houthi rebels near Sana’a Yemen. Pictures on Twitter showed what looked like mangled wreckage from such an incident. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has not admitted to losing a jet. So what happened? » 5/24/15 3:27pm 5/24/15 3:27pm

The Amazing Saga Of How Israel Turned Its F-15s Into Multi-Role Bombers 

When the F-15 was created, it was created to be a pure air-to-air fighter, with the philosophy of “not a pound for air-to-ground” guiding designers. So how did Israel end up turning their F-15s into deadly long-range multi-role strike aircraft well before the F-15E Strike Eagle became a reality? Here’s how. » 5/08/15 4:02pm 5/08/15 4:02pm

This F-15 Turns Gobs Of Fuel Into Fire During A Glorious Engine Test Run

NASA recently built a new engine thrust stand at its Armstrong facility located at the northern edge of Edwards AFB. It can hold back 60,000 pounds, allowing crews to do engine runs on F-15 and F/A-18s with both engines running at full power simultaneously, including F-15B #836, the oldest serving Eagle in the US… » 4/21/15 9:20am 4/21/15 9:20am

This Air Force Father-Son Duo Spent Some Quality Time Dogfighting 

Some people like going to a baseball game with their old man, or maybe curating a common stamp collection, but for this pair of USAF fighter pilots, dogfighting is the preferred medium for a little quality bonding time. Capt. Taylor Wight flies the F-15E Strike Eagle, while his dad, Col. Al Wimmer, flies the F-16C… » 12/26/14 3:30pm 12/26/14 3:30pm

These Photos Of F-15s Flying Near Towering Forest Fires Are Totally Nuts

These spectacular images were taken by a friend of mine and fellow photographer, Jim "Hazy" Haseltine from the back of an Oregon Air National Guard F-15D belonging to the 173rd FW down in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The Eagle is the size of a tennis court, so seeing them absolutely dwarfed by anything is not normal, making… » 8/07/14 10:23am 8/07/14 10:23am

This Is Quite Possibly The Best F-15 Video Of All Time

The 2013 Raytheon Trophy has been awarded to the 67th Fighter Squadron, an F-15C unit that is forward based in Okinawa. The award is supposed to highlight a fighter unit that exemplifies air-to-air combat excellence and it has been given out for sixty years. This is the sixth time the 67th FS has won the coveted award. » 5/05/14 5:25pm 5/05/14 5:25pm