Checkered Flag 17-1: pilot and aircraft integration

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, sits at the ready while a Tyndall F-22 Raptor passes during Checkered Flag 17-1 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Dec. 16, 2016. During the exercise, fourth- and fifth-generation fighter pilots worked together to complete missions involving multiple airframes including the F-35A Lightning II, F-22, F-16CM Fighting Falcon, F-15E Strike Eagle, HH-60G Pave Hawk and E-3 Sentry airframes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Alex Fox Echols III/Released)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III
VIRIN: 161216-F-DY859-1375.JPG
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