Air Combat Maneuvering over the Pacific. F-15 Eagle-style

Apr 09 2013 - 4 Comments

Last year, we published a video recorded and edited by the 67th FS “Fighting Cocks”, from Kadena airbase, to commemorate the winning of the 2011 Raytheon Trophy, a trophy that is given to the top air-to-air squadron in the USAF.

Now, the 67th FS has released some more stunning footage showing the squadron’s F-15C Eagle dofigthing during training mission over Kadena and the Pacific Ocean.

Update: thanks to the readers of The Aviationist who have noticed that the new footage is actually a shorten version of the old one made in 2012 for the Raytheon Trophy.

Unfortunately, the 67th FS is among the U.S. Air Force combat units grounded or affected by budget cuts imposed by sequestration: it will maintain basic mission capability (hence, it will fly much less than usual) through Sept. 2013.

The 67th FS provides air defense and air superiority in the Asian-Western Pacific area of operations.

Red Flag-Alaska; F-15

Image credit: U.S. Air Force

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  • Brandon Hebert

    How can you say that this squadron was effected by budget cuts from sequestration? All the sequester was was a reduction in the increase in federal spending. Nothing was cut at all.

    • cencio4

      Actually, it’s the Air Force saying this.

    • Brandon this is the 67th FS out of Kadena and they were specifically listed. I flew with this unit from 97-2000.

  • OG_Locc

    This is the same as Jersey’s Raytheon video that he uploaded to Vimeo. Just different music and slightly shorter. Same clips though.