F-15E Combat Mission: A Cockpit View

By David Schoetz

May 26, 2010 6:18pm

A sneak preview of a remarkable exclusive scheduled for tonight. Martha Raddatz, after submitting to a special background check and a training flight,had the opportunity to fly as a passenger in an F-15E Strike Eagle during a combat mission in Afghanistan — access to the military never before granted. The footage — shot by HD cameras fixed to the plane and a Raddatz handheld – is pretty amazing. The insight into how the war is fought, and the challenge of avoiding civilian causalities, is powerful. Click HERE to read a reporter's notebook about the experience. Click HEREfor a slideshow of her mission. Embedded below is a video clip of an aerial refueling. UPDATE: Here's the final report. Buckle up.

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