A report from Flightglobal.com states that Israel is requesting a batch of F-15s as part of a compensation program for the U.S. making a deal with Iran over its nuclear program. According to the report, not just any F-15 was requested, but the F-15SE Silent Eagle.
Because of the heat and haze and jet fuel power, the left side of this photo of F-15 Eagles on a runway looks more like an oil painting than a photo. It’s like an artist added some visual style and flair to the image. I like it.
An F-15C crashed earlier this morning in the mountains of western Virginia, and hours later, the pilot seems to have vanished without a trace. Part of the reason offered has been because it's so hard to communicate in that part of the country. But communications are silent in the National Radio Quiet Zone on purpose.
An F-15C fighter jet flying near the Washington, DC-area has reportedly crashed near the town of Deerfield, Virginia, according to the local News-Leader. UPDATE
The DoD will be sending additional fighters to the Baltics, and possibly Poland, to beef up the NATO air policing roles along Russia's border with greater Europe.
Two United States' Air Force F-15 Eagle fighters launched into Canadian airspace to intercept a Korean Air Boeing 777 on April 10, 5:30 Pacific Time. The plane was going to Seoul when it received a bomb threat shortly after takeoff from Vancouver, British Columbia.
In a training exercise gone wrong back in 1989, Capt. Brian Udell had to eject from his F-15 travelling at supersonic speeds. The force of the air on his body was so strong that it nearly killed him. Here is Udell explaining what happened.
Boeing revealed the newest iteration of the F-15 Eagle, the original Countach of the skies, this week. This new Boeing F-15 Silent Eagle is more stealthy, more ninja and more re-vamped for the 21st century.