This gallery features ground operations, reflecting the hard work and precision required to launch thirty-plus aircraft twice a day over four days. It was a sight to see as the ramp started to wake up, watching maintainers pull out intake and exhaust covers, raise canopies, open panels, and prep the aircraft for the day’s sorties.
Each day, within a couple hours of the maintainers arriving, the pilots flowed out of the operations building at set intervals to step to their jets. Engines cranked, systems powered up, and expressions of stern concentration crossed over the faces of aircrew and crew chiefs alike.
Here’s an insider look at gametime during Sentry Eagle 2015!