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 35 minutes ago

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