These Photos Of Thunderbirds F-16s Flying With F-22 Raptors Is A Whole Lot Of America

Last season the Thunderbirds did an awesome job of taking advantage of some outstanding photo ops and backdrops that presented themselves as the team criss-cross the country from show to show. This weekend, they are kicking off their season at Davis Monthan AFB, as is the F-22 demo team. The two teams took to the…


Listen And Watch The Mechanical Symphony That Is An F-22 Raptor Coming To Life

To keep the Raptor’s radar signature at a minimum, small doors and vents appear seemingly out of nowhere during certain functions, reminding us that a fighter jet still lies beneath its spaceship-like appearance. Its startup sequence also looks and sounds like something out of science fiction.

Look At These Gorgeous Shots Of Raptors Getting Refueled Over The Middle East At Dawn

F-22 Raptors have become America’s go-to low density, high-demand combat asset. They flew their first combat missions over Syria in September of 2014 but they had been flying missions over the region for many years before and still do today. These beautiful photos depict a group of F-22's getting refueled over deserts…

Half Of The 525th Fighter Squadron's F-22s Deploy To Japan In Big Show Of Force

Seeing F-22s deploy internationally is nothing new, but usually it’s in relatively small groups of four to eight jets. Yet the 525th Fighter Squadron based at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, has just moved 12 F-22s (half of its inventory) to Yokota Air Base in Japan. Obviously such a potent deployment is meant to send a strong…

Here’s The First Shot Of The F-15C Pod That Will Change How The Air Force Fights

One of the most important programs that the U.S. Air Force is undertaking is far from glamorous and comes with a funny name: Talon HATE. But this podded system will be vital for eliminating communications barriers between the F-22 and F-15C/D fleets, as well as other weapon systems. It’s showing for the first time on…

This Is NATO's Dream Team Of Fighters, And One "Bad Guy" That'll Try To Ruin Their Day

The most advanced operational fighters of U.S., U.K., and French origin pose for the camera high over the Atlantic. The Raptors, Typhoons and Rafales, along with T-38 and F-15E aggressors and E-3 AWACS support, are taking part of the first international anti-access focused aerial exercise dubbed simply “Trilateral…

Hawaii Air Guard F-22s Deploy To The Middle East As Tensions With Russia Build

A gaggle of F-22A Raptors belonging to the 199th Fighter Squadron, which is part of the 154th Wing of the Hawaiian Air National Guard, deployed to the Middle East yesterday. This comes as tensions are hot between the U.S. and Russia over Syria and as the F-22 seems to be in demand around the globe.

Take A 360° Flight In A P-51 Mustang With An F-22 As Your Wingman

This awesome 360° video, shot from inside the Heritage Flight Museum’s P-51D Mustang “Val-Halla” being flown by Greg Anders, shows what flying a Heritage Flight alongside an F-22 looks like. The icons of American air power old and new were flying together last week for the Abbotsford International Air Show in Canada.

Russia Warns Of Border Buildup As USAF Chief Says F-22 Are An Option

Russia has said it will greatly increase its fighting capability along its border with NATO countries — including the deployment of tactical ballistic missiles — if the U.S. follows through with its plan to store tanks, artillery and other equipment at forward staging areas in Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and the Baltic…


Why It's Sad That The F-22 Just Fired Its First Guided AIM-9X Sidewinder

34 years ago, the USAF set out to build a fighter that could guarantee American air superiority for decades to come. $75B, 563 less aircraft than planned, and a decade after being declared operational later, the F-22 still doesn’t have what some MiG-21s have, a Helmet Mounted Sight and a missile to go with it.

These Incredible Photos Of The F-22 Raptor Will Leave You Stunned

Renowned photographer Blair Bunting has taken a turn toward aviation subjects recently, and we are very thankful for him doing so. He captured a Thunderbird F-16 in his uniquely dramatic style, and now he attacked the world’s only operational 5th generation super fighter, the F-22 Raptor, with outstanding results.