Selfie with stealth: French pilot takes shot while U.S. F-22 Raptor formates on his left wing

Mar 17 2014 - 4 Comments

A French Mirage 2000 pilot in a cool selfie as a U.S. F-22 stealth fighter formates on his wing during a joint exercise.

The image (a frame of GoPro video) was probably taken during the deployment at Al Dhafra airbase, in the UAE, of U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors.

According to the French pilots, aerial combat with the Raptor is extremely important, regardless of the outcome of the dogfight: training with the F-22 gives French Mirage 2000 the possibility to learn to fight against a superior fighter: “Sometimes a battle begins even before meeting the adversary, when it is necessary to convince themselves that the opponent is not so terrible, and despite the gap of performance, the technological chasm, one is able to get the game.”

Image credit: Groupe de Chasse 1/2 Cigognes

 

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  • goldblum

    False flag coming..China ..US. poss biological..two navy seals died While transport of cargo
    Target unknown could be related to Ukraine or on US soil. MOTIVE unknown. Poss further enforcement of agenda .. . , updated (4:11pm est. ).. there is an ends to the means.. large operations underway 1000 miles west off of the coast of Australia. PASSENGERS status unknown. GRU “suspicious”.. data uplink underway. Poss testing of PASSENGERS or use in further procedure .

    • missingfingers

      Huh?

    • Matthew Morgan

      Oh christ not you people again.

      Just go crawl back to infowars where you can be happily locked into an echo-chamber with your fellow nut-jobs.

  • 1FastSUV

    How did the Raptor show up in the picture? I thought they were invisible. ;-)