U.S. Air Force F-15C Two-ship Flyby
The F-15C Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable tactical fighter designed for both ground support and air-to-air combat to achieve air superiority. The team will be flying numerous, loud patterns to give audiences a jaw-dropping show.
The New Orleans-based team brings with it the return of former U.S. Air Force Thunderbird Lt. Col. Josh “Tater” Boudreaux, who flew the number two jet as the left wing pilot at the 2015 Dayton air show. Now a member of the Louisiana Air National Guard’s 159th Fighter Wing in New Orleans who is providing the jets, the former Thunderbird maintains his air show practice in the F-15, as well as other private air show teams.
Did You Know?
- The on-board cannon can fire up to 6,600 rounds per minute!
- There has never been an F-15 shot down. It’s had nearly 100 kills!
- The first flight was in 1972 with its first kill in 1979 in Israeli raids against Palestinian factions in Lebanon.
Engine: Two Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-100
Thrust: 23,450 pounds
Wingspan: 42 feet, 8 inches
Length: 63 feet, 8 inches
Height: 18.5 feet
Speed: Mach 2.5 at altitude
Combat Range: 3,000 nautical miles
Ceiling: 65,000 feet
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 68,000 pounds
Fuel Capacity: 13,500 pounds internally
Armament:One internally mounted M-61A1 20-mm, six barrel cannon with 940 rounds of ammunition; four AIM-9 Sidewinder and four AIM-120 AMRAAMs or eight AIM-120 AMRAAMs, carried externally
Unit Cost: $29.9 million (fiscal 98 constant dollars)