Thanks to PACOM, PACAF, and the Hawaii Air National Guard, we were invited to watch Hawaii’s F-15s fly their last training exercise before they are replaced by the new F-22s. Here are some of my photos from the day, enjoy! (And yes, I was feeling a bit black-and-white while processing!)
While the fighter jets were doing their exercise, we escaped the hot sun to go inside and look at some of their equipment, including their helmets and flight simulators.
We then headed back outside to greet the landing planes and congratulate the pilots.
The pilots were greeted with a traditional hosing as they got out of their F-15s.
Afterwards, the various media people interviewed the pilots while the maintenance crews got to work on the planes.
We had some fun with the F-15s too!
Thanks to Jasmine for another fun opportunity to observe and document our military!