Gallery – Hawaiian Raptors launch for joint training

United States Air Force F-22 Raptors, from the Hawaiian Raptors, take off from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 20, 2015. The Hawaiian Raptors will fly 2,766 miles to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to take part in a joint training event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Oelrich/Released)

A pilot from the Hawaiian Raptors prepares the F-22 Raptor for engine start on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 20, 2015. The F-22 Raptor’s combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in warfighting capabilities. The Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st century Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Oelrich/Released) A pilot from the Hawaiian Raptors prepares the F-22 Raptor for engine start on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 20, 2015. The F-22 Raptor’s combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in warfighting capabilities. The Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st century Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Oelrich/Released)

A pilot from the Hawaiian Raptors awaits the conclusion of an end of runway inspection of the F-22 Raptor on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 20, 2015. The F-22 possesses a sophisticated sensor suite allowing the pilot to track, identify, shoot and kill air-to-air threats before being detected. Significant advances in cockpit design and sensor fusion improve the pilot's situational awareness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Oelrich/Released) A pilot from the Hawaiian Raptors awaits the conclusion of an end of runway inspection of the F-22 Raptor on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 20, 2015. The F-22 possesses a sophisticated sensor suite allowing the pilot to track, identify, shoot and kill air-to-air threats before being detected. Significant advances in cockpit design and sensor fusion improve the pilot’s situational awareness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Oelrich/Released)

United States Air Force F-22 Raptors, from the Hawaiian Raptors, take off from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 20, 2015. The Hawaiian Raptors will fly 2,766 miles to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to take part in a joint training event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Oelrich/Released) United States Air Force F-22 Raptors, from the Hawaiian Raptors, take off from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 20, 2015. The Hawaiian Raptors will fly 2,766 miles to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to take part in a joint training event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Oelrich/Released)

A United States Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the Hawaiian Raptors, increases altitude shortly after taking off from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 20, 2015. The F-22's characteristics provide a synergistic effect ensuring F-22A lethality against all advanced air threats. The combination of stealth, integrated avionics and supercruise drastically shrinks surface-to-air missile engagement envelopes and minimizes enemy capabilities to track and engage the F-22. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Oelrich/Released) A United States Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the Hawaiian Raptors, increases altitude shortly after taking off from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 20, 2015. The F-22’s characteristics provide a synergistic effect ensuring F-22A lethality against all advanced air threats. The combination of stealth, integrated avionics and supercruise drastically shrinks surface-to-air missile engagement envelopes and minimizes enemy capabilities to track and engage the F-22. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Oelrich/Released)

A United States Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the Hawaiian Raptors, takes off from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 20, 2015. The F-22 Raptor has a range of 1,600 nautical miles with the two external wing fuel tanks attached. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Oelrich/Released) A United States Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the Hawaiian Raptors, takes off from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 20, 2015. The F-22 Raptor has a range of 1,600 nautical miles with the two external wing fuel tanks attached. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Oelrich/Released)

A United States Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the Hawaiian Raptors, takes off from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 20, 2015. The Hawaiian Raptor is traveling to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to take part in a joint training event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Oelrich/Released) A United States Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the Hawaiian Raptors, takes off from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 20, 2015. The Hawaiian Raptor is traveling to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to take part in a joint training event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Oelrich/Released)