U.S. F-15 pilots with GoPro cameras: One of the Best Cockpit Videos Ever

Aerial combat, pattern activity, low level flying in Alaska and Middle East by U.S. Air Force F-15 pilots with GoPro cameras.

The 67th Fighter Squadron, known as the “Fighting Cocks”, operates from Kadena AB, Okinawa, and provides air defense and air superiority in the Asian-Western Pacific area of operations, flying the F-15C Eagle.

The Squadron won the Raytheon Trophy for air-to-air excellence for their 6th time in history in 2013, becoming the most-winning squadron in the U.S. Air Force.

Below you can watch the stunning video they produced to celebrate the award.

In 2012, the squadron celebrated the award with a video showing one year of operations of both the 67FS “Fighting Cocks” and the 44FS “Vampire Bats”, at Kadena. 2013’s video was not only filmed in Japan during aerial combat training: the footage brings you aboard the Cocks F-15s during aerial refueling operations and at low level over Alaska and the Middle East, where 67th FS deployed between Sept. 2012 and May 2013.

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5 Comments

  1. A friend of mine who was Navy Pilot went there during this time….He and his Wingman wore plates over their asses with “dents” in them to the Officers Club….I’m Air Force , and think that’s hilarious !

  2. Besides the nice scenery, this video succeeds in being both sexist and racist in the closing title.

  3. Always loved planes but increasingly cant help but see them as a tragic waste of resources.They used to refer to the noise as “The sound of freedom” but it seems more and more like the sound of taxpayers bleeding to death while their kids get poor education second rate health care while their hard earned money is poured down the gaping maw of the military/industrial parasite. And yeah crap music too.Got to be a thumbs down then.

  4. You’ve got point. But I still expect a little bit more sensitivity. The life is not a joke for people living actually in the Middle East and I sense some pun intended in the end.

    I mean there is no need for a pun in the end for a nice and fun video like this.

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