Air International 2017-07
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M.Ayton - Stretching Legs /Military/
Silver by nickname, silver by paint scheme. The F-22 is sometimes referred to as the silver bullet. This example looks particularly silver in the bright light and wears tail markings for the 1st Fighter Wing.
The forward fuselage of this F-22 shows visible signs of repairs to the low-observable coatings.
Atlantic Trident provided opportunities to see four of the world’s most advanced fighter aircraft alongside one another. A Rafale C shares the end of runway ramp with an F-22 awaiting take-off clearance for an afternoon mission.
Across generations; a fourth-generation RAF Typhoon FGR4 alongside a fifth-generation F-22 Raptor.
F-22 Raptors taxi to runway 26.
Formation shot of each type of aircraft participating in Exercise Atlantic Challenge 2017.
Atlantic Trident provided opportunities to see four of the world’s most advanced fighter aircraft alongside one another. A Rafale C shares the end of runway ramp with an F-22 awaiting take-off clearance for an afternoon mission.
The unmistakeable curves about the forward fuselage of a Dassault Rafale with tail markings of Regiment de Chasse 2/30 ‘Normandie-Niemen’ based at BA118 Mont-de-Marsan in south west France.
Formation shot of each type of aircraft participating in Exercise Atlantic Challenge 2017.
Across generations; a fourth-generation RAF Typhoon FGR4 alongside a fifth-generation F-22 Raptor.
Formation shot of each type of aircraft participating in Exercise Atlantic Challenge 2017.
The pilot of a T-38C runs through some cockpit checks. T-38Cs assigned to the 71st Fighter Training Squadron based at Langley are now dubbed ‘Langley Adversaries’ reflecting their role as professional adversaries for the local F-22 Raptor squadrons.
T-38Cs assigned to the 71st Fighter Training Squadron, 1st Fighter Wing were as­signed to the Red air force simulating striker aircraft during Atlantic Challenge 2017.
Formation shot of each type of aircraft participating in Exercise Atlantic Challenge 2017.
Mission markings on a 391st F-15E applied during deployment to the US Central Command area of responsibility denoting weapons released over Iraq and Syria.
The main component of the Red air force during Atlantic Trident was provided by F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 391 st Fighter Squadron based at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Squadron aircraft have tiger-style fin flashes denoting the unit’s ‘Bold Tigers' name.
Maintained remove pins from, and check over, an F-15E as part of last chance checks at the end of runway ramp prior to departure.
Formation shot of each type of aircraft participating in Exercise Atlantic Challenge 2017.
Six F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 58th Fighter Squadron based at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida made the type’s debut in Exercise Atlantic Trident 2017.
The lead aircraft in a flight of four F-35A Lightning lls turns in to the pattern at Langley