This is by far the best F-15 video you have ever seen: aerial combat with 2011′s top air-to-air squadron in the USAF.

Apr 25 2012 - 15 Comments

Update Apr. 26, 2012 19.00 GMT

If the Vimeo video below is not available (looks like it was removed after the media hype generated by the post on this site that was also mentioned by Gizmodo), you can still watch it here on Youtube by clicking here.

The following video, brought to my attention by a tweet of @shotgunf15e (a Strike Eagle pilot) is by far  the best F-15 footage you can find on the web.

According to the information provided by the Vimeo uploader, it was created to commemorate the 67FS winning the 2011 Raytheon Trophy for outstanding aerial achievement, given to the top air-to-air squadron in the USAF.

“The footage was shot over 1 year of flying with a Sony HD Handycam and GOPRO Hero. The video was edited with Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD over 2 weeks by Jersey. Footage includes flying and aircraft from both the 67FS “Fighting Cocks” and the 44FS “Vampire Bats”, entirely on location at Kadena AB, Japan. Most of the over water footage was filmed while we were raging like demons from hell in the skies over the pacific ocean like our brothers did 70 years before us.”

Along with stunning footage, it includes air-to-air chats.

The 67th FS operates from Kadena AB, Okinawa, and provides air defense and air superiority in the Asian-Western Pacific area of operations. North Korea is warned.

Enjoy!

2012 Raytheon Award Video from Jersey WGFP on Vimeo.

  • Ron

    Sierra Hotel! But I’d like it a lot more w/o the music.

  • Joseph Volpendesta

    Great video, David, could almost feel my butt getting strained through the seat cushion!

  • http://www.facebook.com/vladimir.sereda Vladimir Sereda

    video will be better without that stupid song.

    • CheetahFang258

      I like the song, Don’t know what you don’t like about it. Are you Russian or European?

  • bruno

    could we have de name of the video ? The video isn’t available on vimeo, and i’m not enjoy, but i’m crying alone !

  • Patrick

    What an awesome video! And Bad Company is a badass song. Wish I knew who did that version.

  • http://www.raptorsource.com kran

    BRING THE VIDEO BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://theaviationist.com/ David Cenciotti

      For some reason, the video was removed. You can still see it here:

      • http://www.raptorsource.com kran

        That one got pulled as well.. aww man!

        • YF19

          That version of Bad company was cover by Five Finger Death Punch. They are an American heavy metal band

  • doug

    it’s back on vimeo. Uploaded with a better resolution

  • Skihard2

    Wow, awesome video! Great work and thank you for sharing! Thank you for your service, too! Who does that version of bad company?

  • Big Game

    Love this video, but the only music that’s ever needed is the whine of the F100s and the growl of the AIM-9s.

  • doug

    they’re actually 220′s, not 100′s. Bad Company, by Five Finger Death Punch

    • Rob Smith

      They are still F100 engines. Older engines were F100-PW-100, newer ones are F-100-PW-220.