Monday, September 21, 2009
The Eagle has landed
Sunday marked the official roll out and dedication of Castle Air Museum's latest aircraft for display an F-15A Eagle fighter.
The twin-engine, single seat fighter all weather jet was the United States Air Force front line air superiority fighter. It was designed in 1972, saw combat in the skies of Iraq and has evolved through the years into different models including the two seat ground attack Strike Eagle version. Combat wings now fly the F-15C model which is scheduled to be replaced by the F-22 Raptor jet.
The F-15 on display at the museum has been in the restoration hanger for about a year as crews refurbished and repainted the aircraft to a represent an Eagle from the 1st Tactical Fighter Wing, 27th Tactical Fighter Squadron stationed at Langley, Virginia. The F-15 carries their insignia of 5 German air-to-air victories with the Latin inscription "Aut Vincere Aut Mori"- " Either Victory or Death"