Air show parking U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxies cargo aircraft aligned on a Westover, Mass. Air Reserve Base runway, to make room for air show aircraft this past August. The 2012 Great New England Air Show was the largest Westover has had since 1974, boasting more than 60 aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Kelly Galloway)
OVER GUAM -- An F-15E Strike Eagle from the 391st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pops flares during an aerial training dog fight here recently. The aircraft is deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam from Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, supporting the U.S. Air Force's continued forward presence in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo)
October 1952, F-84G Thunderjets of the 27th Fighter Escort Wing fly over an Air Force C-124 Globemaster II at a Japan Air Defense Force base in northern Japan. The F-84s flew 7,800 miles from their home base to Japan and set a new record for over-water flight by single-engine fighter aircraft. They flew the last 2,575 miles of their trip using in-flight refueling. (source US Air Force)
A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle aircraft flies a patrol over the desert during the cease-fire between coalition and Iraqi forces following Operation Desert Storm. The aircraft is carrying four AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on its wing pylons and an AIM-7 Sparrow missile beneath its fuselage.