These are great in-flight photos of the FA-22 as the first aircraft delivery was being made to Langley AFB in Va.
Langley is to be the first Operational AFB for the FA-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 F-15, which will be replaced by the FA-22, is several times better. In actual in-flight (simulated) Combat Operations against the F-15, Two FA-22s were able to operate without detection while they went head-to-head against (8) F-15s. The FA-22s scored missile hits (Kills) against all of the F-15 Aircraft and the FA-22s were never detected by either the F-15s or by 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’!
FA-22 — America’s most advanced fighter aircraft for the 21st Century! They’re a titanium and carbon fiber Dagger. They’re so advanced that if their on-board ocator is switched off , even our own satellites can lose track of them. They’re the first military aircraft ever built that is equipped with a ‘black-out button’.
What that means is this: The best conditioned fighter pilots are capable of maintaining consciousness up to in the vicinity of 15+ G. The Raptor is capable of making 22+ G turns. If someday an adversary builds A missile that is capable of catching up to one of these airplanes and a Raptor pilot sees that a strike is imminent, he hits the ‘b.o.b.’ and the airplane makes a virtual u-turn, leaving the missile to pass right on by. They know that in the process the pilot will temporarily lose consciousness, so the Raptor then automatically comes back to straight and level flight until he or she wakes up.