The First F/A-22 Delivering to Langley AFB
These are Great In-flight Photos of the F/A-22 as the first Aircraft Delivery was being made on April 27, 2001 to Langley AFB in VA. Langley was the first Operational AFB for the F/A-22. It is a very Beautiful AFB, located in a picturesque location, as you can see in these photos, near Norfolk and Hampton , Va.
The Aircraft flying along with the F/A-22 in the last photo is the F-15, which will be replaced by the F/A-22 which is several times better than the F-15.
In Actual In-flight (simulated) Combat Operations against the F-15, two F/A-22's were able to operate without detection while it went Head to Head against (8) F-15's. The F/A-22's scored Missile Hits (Kills) against all the F-15 Aircraft and the F/A-22's were never Detected by either the F-15's or Ground Based Radar.
Maj. Gen. Rick Lewis said: "The Raptor Operated Against All Adversaries with Virtual Impunity; Ground Based Systems Couldn't Engage and NO Adversary Aircraft Survived"!!!
F/A-22-- America's Most Advanced Fighter Aircraft for the 21st Century!!!!
Enjoy the Photos