F-15 Quick Takeoff And Insane Vertical Climb | Loungtastic
The F-15 Eagle is a jet that displays many amazing talents over the course of its 40-year service. Among those talents is its ability to climb vertically, which has helped it to become such a reliable dogfighter and scramble into action. The impressive climb time is attributed to a research team at Pratt & Whitney who wanted to make the best combat jet in the world.
“When we think of our current customers, they operate in some of the most dangerous areas of the world. Records are great, but the key is that our F100 engine helps defend freedom all around the world, every day. That’s what’s really important.”
– Jeff Zotti (Pratt & Whitney F100/J52/TF33 Program Director)
A pair of F-15Cs got to show off their climbing abilities while taking off from Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport. These jets from the 144th Fighter Wing make gaining altitude look so easy in such a short amount of time. This killer video from Cody Lastowski captures the sheer power of these fights and they go straight up into the sky after a short takeoff.
Another Russian Fighter Intercepted A US Navy Aircraft
A Russian Su-27 fighter jet has intercepted a US Navy EP-3E Aries plane over the Black Sea near Russian airspace and escorted it away in a safe manner, the Russian Defence Ministry said.
Meanwhile, the US Navy announced that a US reconnaissance aircraft was intercepted earlier on Monday by a Russian fighter jet while flying in international airspace over the Black Sea, Xinhua news agency reported.
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The US reconnaissance aircraft was spotted approaching Russia’s airspace and was immediately identified by the Su-27 fighter jet “at a safe distance,” Russian news agencies reported, citing a defence ministry statement.
After reporting back to the communications intelligence unit, the fighter jet escorted it away from the Russian airspace “in compliance with all security and safety requirements,” it said.
According to the Russian Defence Ministry, the fighter jet returned to its home base after the US plane altered its flight course away from Russian airspace.
The US Navy, in a statement, called the interaction as “determined to be unsafe”, saying the Russian SU-27 conducted “a high speed pass directly in front of the mission aircraft, putting at risk the pilots and crew”.
Also on Monday, a Pentagon spokesperson said that the Russian jet came “very, very close” to the US EP-3 aircraft, adding that it made an additional pass after activating its afterburners to create more turbulence.
There was no communication between the two planes and the encounter lasted about 25 minutes, Spokesperson Eric Pahon told reporters at the Pentagon.
The Pentagon said that the EP-3 was conducting routine operations while the encounter happened, not provoking the Russian activity.VIDEO: Russian fighter jet intercepts US Navy plane over Black Sea...