Live from Inside an F-15

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Chances are that most people reading this have never flown an F-15. Thanks to a couple of creative pilots, however, you can get a sense of what it’s like to be in one of the jets while “raging like demons from hell in the skies over the Pacific Ocean.”

Below is video shot almost exclusively from inside the cockpit of an F-15. It’s an amazing piece of work, supposedly stitched together over the course of a year with a small video camera wielded by the pilots.  You’ll get to see what takeoff looks like, how the jets get fueled, and what a dogfight really looks like (with the bonus of not being shot at.)

The video is a little old, but worth a look. The full description from the video’s page on YouTube:

This video was created to commemorate the 67FS winning the 2011 Raytheon Trophy for outstanding aerial achievement, given to the top air-to-air squadron in the USAF.

The footage was shot over 1 year of flying with a Sony HD Handycam and GOPRO Hero. The footage was shot entirely by pilots, no combat camera personnel were used. The video was edited with Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD over 2 weeks by Jersey.

Footage includes flying and aircraft from both the 67FS “Fighting Cocks” and the 44FS “Vampire Bats”, entirely on location at Kadena AB, Japan. Most of the over water footage was filmed while we were raging like demons from hell in the skies over the pacific ocean like our brothers did 70 years before us.


Aaron Mehta

Aaron Mehta

Air Warfare Correspondent at Defense News
Aaron covers the Air Force for Defense News. In his spare time, he tweets about the Air Force for Defense News. Follow him @AaronMehta
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