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.

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.


2012 Raytheon Award Video from Jersey WGFP on Vimeo.

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