Air Force at Kadena Air Base had resumed F-15
fighter drills after a temporary halt since last Wednesday's accident, despite requests from the Okinawa prefectural government and Kadena town to halt the flights.
In the past, F-15
fighters normally scrambled with the use of only fuel installed inside the fuselage -- without external tanks -- and the ASDF will conduct all training flights without external tanks for the time being, they said.
He made the remarks after inspecting the Air Self-Defense Force's Komatsu Air Base, Ishikawa Prefecture, where an F-15
fighter that lost an empty external fuel tank and parts of a mock air-to-air missile during a flight early this month is based.
Pratt & Whitney military engines include the F135 for the F-35 Lightning II, the F119 for the F-22 Raptor, the F100 family that powers the F-15
and F-16, the F117 for the C-17 Globemaster III, the J52 for the EA-6B Prowler, the TF33 powering AWACS, Joint STARS, B-52, and KC-135 aircraft, and the TF30 for the F-111.
Likewise, the on-time return of F-15
aircraft to the active fleet increased from 12 percent in fiscal 2000 to 80 percent in 2004.
He has more than 3,300 flying hours in F-15
, F-16, F-117, A-7 and T-38 jets.
Additional ALE-55 flight tests on the F-15
are also evaluating a new fast-deploy mechanism.
Air Force to support the F-15
fleet," said Julie Praiss, Boeing vice president, Tactical Aircraft & Weapons Support.
An empty fuel tank and parts of a mock air-to-air missile fell to the ground from an F-15
fighter Friday morning near the Air Self-Defense Force's Komatsu base in Ishikawa Prefecture shortly before the plane landed at the base after a training flight, ASDF officials said.
May 27, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has been selected by Al Raha Group for Technical Services to supply a variety of its GRID-LOCK flight control surfaces for retrofit on the Royal Saudi Air Force's (RSAF) F-15
fighter jet fleet.
For example, according to Air Force officials, B-52s may be used more than 94 years; C-130s, more than 79 years; KC-135s, more than 86 years; and the F-15
, more than 51 years.
Chuck Yeager, who in 1947 at Edwards became the first pilot to fly faster than the speed of sound, and former X-15 rocket plane pilot Joe Engle flew F-15
Eagles to crack sonic booms at the air show's start.