Gallery – Hawaiian Raptors surge to a new record

An F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, increases altitude shortly after taking off from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, June 6, 2015. F-22 pilots from the Hawaii Air National Guard’s 199th Fighter Squadron and the 19th Fighter Squadron teamed up with maintenance Airmen from the 154th Wing and 15th Maintenance Group to launch and recover 62 Raptors in a day. The previous record was 46 sorties in one day with 14 aircraft, this recorded was broken using only 12 of the 18 aircraft in the smallest F-22 squadron in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Oelrich/Released)
Airmen from the 154th Maintenance Squadron prepare to launch an F-22 Raptor from the 199th Fighter Squadron on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, June 6, 2015. F-22 pilots from the Hawaii Air National Guard’s 199th Fighter Squadron and the 19th Fighter Squadron teamed up with maintenance Airmen from the 154th Wing and 15th Maintenance Group to launch and recover a record 62 Raptors in a day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. ...

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