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

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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David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.