F-15 Fighter Jet News
Russian Bombers Fly Near U.S. on July 4th
As Americans were celebrating the Fourth of July holiday, four Russian long-range bomber aircraft flew close enough to the US shores that they were intercepted by military fighter jets. The first set of two bombers flew near Alaska and just 30 minutes later a separate set flew far off the west
Fighter Jet Escorts Air France Plane After Bomb Threat
An anonymous bomb threat was called into Maryland state police three hours into the flight headed to JFK Airport.
Fighter Jets Scramble Following at Least 6 Reports of Threats to Passenger Planes, Officials Say
At least six flights were impacted by threats at airports in New York, New Jersey and Boston today, according to airlines and law enforcement. JFK Airport: An Air France plane was escorted to JFK Airport in New York City this morning after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, law
Passed Out Pilot Twice Asked to Descend to Lower Altitude
The pilot of a small plane twice sought permission to fly at a lower altitude before he slumped over the controls, apparently unconscious as the plane flew for more than four hours before crashing into the sea off the coast of Jamaica. But when asked by air traffic controllers if he wanted to
Mother Pleads With ISIS for Son's Release; Monster Waves Hit California Coast
As a mother issues an emotional plea for ISIS to release her son, a F-15 fighter jet crashes in Virginia, and Chicago celebrates U.S. champions Jackie Robinson West.
Russian Bombers Buzz California
Two long-range Russian bombers flew within 50 miles of the northern California coast Monday, but stayed out of U.S. airspace, a defense official said today. The incident began much further north when four Russian Tu-95 Bear bomber planes and a refueling tanker enter the outer...
Biden: Second Amendment Does Not Allow Tank Ownership
Amid a national debate on gun control Vice President Biden is viewed as the Democratic party’s point-man on strengthening the limits of firearm ownership. But in an online town-hall discussion today, Biden was flooded with inquiries from those less inclined to agree with his party’s...
Japan Accuses China of Intruding Air Space, Scrambles Fighter Jets
Japan lodged a protest against Beijing today, after a Chinese government airplane was spotted near the disputed Senkaku Islands, prompting Tokyo to scramble F-15 fighter jets, Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said. The Ministry of Defense said the incident involving a Chinese Oceanic ...
Soaring With the First Woman Fighter Jet Commander
Col. Jeannie Flynn Leavitt has broken through gender barriers few thought possible.