Fire trucks spray water over a KC-135 Stratotanker during the final flight for Col. Corey Martin June 4, 2013, at theTransit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. The "fini-flight" is a time-honored military aviation tradition marking the last flight of a pilot's or commander's time with a unit. Martin is the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Robert Barnett)
U.S. Air Force pilots from the 416th Flight Test Squadron (FLTS) and 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron (TES) fly a formation flight back to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., after completing their Red Flag 12-2 exercise mission Feb. 3, 2012.
Simulators over for now, at last flight day! Lt. Col. John Turnipseed (right), 559th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, and Air Force Academy Cadet Arturas Kucharevas, a foreign exchange student from Lithuania, make final preparations for a flight in the T-6 Texan II aircraft at Randolph Air Force Base July 19. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rich McFadden) (released)
Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighters from the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.,
Capt. John Cummings, F-22 Raptor Demonstration pilot, practices his routine over Tyndall on Jan. 23. While Cummings will do most of his training at Langley, Air Force Instructions require him to make three off-station practice flights of the routine before performing at an air show. (Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Mullen)
Dassault Rafale performing at the Aviation Salon in Dubai, 18 November 2013.
U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft pilot from the 190th Fighter Squadron lands on the flightline at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, May 16, 2014. Approximately 100 Air National Guard Airmen from Gowen Field, Idaho, accompanied the aircraft in support of exercise Combined Resolve II. The exercise uses the air power provided by the A-10s to assist ground forces from NATO allies with close-air-support procedures and operations.(USAF Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo)
An unique formation to mark 60 years of the Patrouille de France. Alpha Jet Patrouille de France, followed by Red Hawk 1,RAF Red Arrows, with the left wing C-101 Spanish and Polish Iskra, while right wing to are the Aermacchi MB-339 Frecce Triccolori, and the Swiss F-5 Freedom Fighter of the Patrouille Suisse..
U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron takes off during RED FLAG-Alaska 14-1 May 12, 2014, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Aggressor pilots act as opposing forces in RF-A to prepare U.S. and allied forces for real-world aerial combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Turner/Released)