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Boeing F-15K First Flight

05 Mar 2005

The Republic of Korea destined F-15K made its first flight on 3 March 2005 in St. Louis. Flown by Boeing Chief F-15 Test Pilot Joe Felock and Chief Weapons Systems Officer Rick Junkin, the F-15K completed an aggressive speed run easily surpassing Mach 2, accomplished both engine shut-downs and restarts, and breezed through instrument and avionics checks of primary backup systems.

The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) selected the F-15K Strike Eagle for its Next Generation Fighter Program in 2002. The F-15K is an advanced derivative of the F-15E Strike Eagle, currently operated by the USAF. Under a $3.6 billion contract, Boeing will deliver 40 aircraft to the ROKAF beginning this year and ending in August 2008. The official F-15K roll out ceremony will be held on 16 March 2005 in St. Louis.



2021

20 May 2021 | RAF

Red Arrows Return to UK Airshows

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14 March 2021 | RAF

RAF Typhoons conduct strikes against Daesh in support of Iraqi ground forces

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11 March 2021 | USAF News

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25 February 2021 | RAF

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17 February 2021 | RAF

RAF Typhoons carry out second round of airstrikes against Daesh targets in Iraq this year

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2020

23 March 2020 | RAF

Training update for the Red Arrows

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21 March 2020 | MILAVIA News

Air Show Cancellations

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13 March 2020 | ACC

U.S. Air Force update for air show support

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2019

23 August 2019 | Embraer

Portugal Signs Contract for 5 Embraer KC-390s

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23 August 2019 | RCAF

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