Last week U.S. aerospace giant Boeing and the U.S. Air Force celebrated the F-15 Eagle’s 50th birthday with an F-15 from the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center.
On July 27, 1972, the Boeing F-15 flew for the first time with Chief Test Pilot Irv Burrows at the controls. Fifty years later, the undefeated F-15 continues to evolve and add the advanced capability to the U.S. Air Force fighter fleet.
The video we’re bringing you today was prepared to celebrate the graduation of Class 21-CBE of the B-Course held by the 333rd FS.
After a prelude showing ground operations, the video gets to the heart of the action with a show of the F-15E raw power, a full afterburner takeoff with unrestricted climb.
We get a front-row seat in the Strike Eagle’s cockpit thanks to cameras mounted near the pilot’s head.
Formation flight, Basic Fighter Maneuvers, air-to-air refueling, strafing runs, low altitude flight, whatever is your favorite, this video has you covered.
We are used to cockpit videos with GoPro cameras mounted on the sides behind the pilot’s shoulders, here instead we can see almost as if we swapped places with the pilot and we’re in control of the jet. Enjoy the video, we’re pretty sure you will find it crazy cool.