See Two F-15Cs Of The 493rd FS Carry Out The ‘Grim Reapers’ Last Low Level Flight In The Mach Loop

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See Two F-15Cs Of The 493rd FS Carry Out The 'Grim Reapers' Last Low Level Flight In The Mach Loop
F-15C Mach Loop

Screenshot from the video clip of the last 493rd FS F-15C trip via the Mach Loop. The last 2 F-15Cs from RAF Lakenheath’s 493rd Fighter Squadron flew with the well-known Mach Loop for the last time. And also they did it stylishly. On Apr. 21, 2022, the last 2 F-15Cs of the 493d FS”Grim Reapers “accomplished a last trip in the Mach Loop. These jets are because of leave Lakenheath following week to return back to United States. From there the most recent airframes will certainly stay in solution with National Guard armadas, while the others will possibly wind up in Boneyard at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona. The Squadron has actually currently obtained its very first F-35A, the front runner airplane that gotten here in the UK together with the 495th FS’s leader airplane, yet prior to shutting the F-15 phase, the Grim Reapers made a last reduced degree sortie with the LFA (Low Flying Area)7, with 2 Eagles making 4 extraordinary reduced degree passes that were captured on tape by our buddy Ben Ramsay at UK Aviation Movies.”They constantly were THE jets to capture reduced degree. Sometimes I have actually been to the Mach Loop and also have actually captured thesefantastic jets as well as their very experienced pilots threading their jets via the Welsh Valleys. Today was an extremely unique day,”Ben stated explaining the video clip he uploaded to YouTube. Both airplane, callsign REAPER 01(# 86-0172– with 45 year in Europe unique tail)as well as REAPER 02( # 86-0171)made a preliminary” tool”elevation pass prior to coming down reduced degree for numerous

passes. “As you can see in the video clip, the pilots made a careless turn at 2-3000ft to start their last goodbye. It brought a tear to my eyes, and also I’m not terrified to confess.” Afterwards, both Eagles divided right into solitary ships

as well as “in real Grim Reapers design” flew 4 passes each:”several of the very best passes I’ve seen in the 13 years I’ve been firing these men reduced degree.”The video is fantastic for a number of factors: the ability to move in spite of the 3 gas storage tanks, the hostile turns of REAPER 02, the last climb as well as the sensational setup. According to Ben, after the Mach Loop”

task”, both Eagles took out at Corris Corner as well as reached 14,000 feet to return back to Lakenheath again through the Lichfield Corridor. Surprisingly, the lead airplane

was bring the Welsh flag which existed to among the neighborhood reduced degree professional photographers the list below day.”Thanks to the F-15 staff on the day for bringing these remarkable jets to Wales, and also to the maintainers to obtain them below. You made our day. It will not coincide without you.” About David Cenciotti David Cenciotti is an independent reporter based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder as well as Editor of”The Aviationist”, among the globe’s most popular as well as review army air travel blog sites. Considering that 1996, he has actually composed for significant around the world publications, consisting of Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, as well as lots of others, covering air travel, protection, battle, market, criminal activity, cyberwar as well as knowledge. He has actually reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and also Syria, and also flown a number of fight aircrafts with various flying force. He is a previous 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, an exclusive pilot and also a grad in Computer Engineering. He has actually composed 5 publications and also added to a lot more ones.

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