What a view. Here’s a KC-135 Stratotanker refueling a F-15 in the air from the perspective of the air tanker. Actually, it’s almost like seeing the whole process from the perspective of the boom, as we see the probe arm reach into the receptacle. It’s such an awesome angle.
Because of the heat and haze and jet fuel power, the left side of this photo of F-15 Eagles on a runway looks more like an oil painting than a photo. It’s like an artist added some visual style and flair to the image. I like it.
Going to the gas station in a car is a chore made to remind you of your own mortality. Going to the (metaphorical) gas station in a F-15 jet? That’s a delightful dessert made to show off our awesomeness. Here’s a video of a NASA F-15 jet taking a pit stop to get refueled while in mid-flight mid-air from the jet’s…
DARPA's Airborne Launch Assist Space Access is not a new idea. In fact, they have been working on it for some time. Now the Pentagon's research arm have a neat concept video to show us how they are planning to put stuff in low earth orbit. You know, like satellites and other secret darpish things.
So the US Air Force is on Instagram and sometimes they post some nice shots. This one is not just nice. This one really kicks ass. It reminds me of Macross for some reason. The F-15 is still so damn cool.
An F-15C crashed earlier this morning in the mountains of western Virginia, and hours later, the pilot seems to have vanished without a trace. Part of the reason offered has been because it's so hard to communicate in that part of the country. But communications are silent in the National Radio Quiet Zone on purpose.
A beautiful, crystal clear photo of an F-15E Strike Eagle piloted by Colonel Jeannie Leavitt—the first US Air Force female combat fighter pilot and the first commander of a combat fighter wing. This was her last refueling and her final flight—on May 29, 2014—after 2,600 hours flying this beautiful jet.
Maverick and the Goose have nothing on the pilots of the 67th Fighter Squadron—the Fighting Cocks flying out of Kadena Air Base in Japan, who won the Raytheon Trophy for air-to-air excellence. The combat action starts at the 1:40 mark.
Two F-15s scrambled from Portland to meet Alaska Airlines flight 819 in the middle of the Pacific last night because there was supposedly a hijacker on board. A hijacker probably named Mike Crotch because there was really no hijacker at all—the whole thing was the result of a prank call.
There was a big scare earlier this afternoon when US Airways Flight 787 was re-directed from Charlotte, North Carolina to Bangor, Maine because a passenger was "acting suspiciously". F-15 fighter jets raced at maximum subsonic speed to intercept the plane and had the pilot force-land in Maine. It was because a woman…
If you've ever dreamt of flying a jet into war—I see you, joystick jockeys—this incredible GoPro footage is your best new alternative. Watch it in fullscreen if you actually want to feel nauseous.
Two United States' Air Force F-15 Eagle fighters launched into Canadian airspace to intercept a Korean Air Boeing 777 on April 10, 5:30 Pacific Time. The plane was going to Seoul when it received a bomb threat shortly after takeoff from Vancouver, British Columbia.
This image is now making the endless copypaste Tumblr rounds wrongly labeled as "missiles in the stratosphere." But if those are not really missiles, what are they? The answer is much more interesting, according to Military.com.
This looks like it should be airbrushed onto the side of a really tacky t-shirt, but it's actually quite real! An Air Force F-15E near Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, illuminated by apocalyptic lightning.
At first I thought this F-15SG was escaping from an attack against a US Air Force base in some war zone. Fortunately, the only attack was a 3,000-acre fire that affected the Mountain Home AFB, in Idaho.
Now this is one hell of a heist. Or complete ineptitude on the part of the robbed. Either way, scrap-wranglers boosted eight F-15 and F-16 jet engines from Tel Nof air base in Israel. How? Good question.