posted on Sep, 24 2014 @ 01:28 PM
I'm kind of surprised no one has mentioned this...have I missed a thread?
On Sunday, my family and I did a 600 mile round trip to the Portland-Hillsboro Airport to see the F-22 flight demonstration for the first time.
The Raptor needs to be renamed 'shock and awe'. Simply stunning. You Tube videos cannot approach the reality, at least, in this case.
Ironically, the next night, the 22 gets it's first taste of combat...sort of, I guess..LOL It probably sat at altitude and lobbed a few JDAMs here
and there. Hardly a big deal for the Raptor.
I suppose that Putin, Assad's 'good buddy', may have some serious SAMs that the Air Force had to allow for-not to mention a 'message' to Putin
himself to stay out of it- required the Raptor's presence.
I'd guess flying CAP and being wary of SAM sites will be the 22's role.
Personally, taking those six Raptors from the UAE and a few low level passes over one or two Capital cities would result in massive conversions to