U.S. Air Force/Boeing F-15E Makes Air Show Demo Debut in Seoul
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F-15E Strike Eagle roars through its vertical takeoff as it begins an air show performance at the Korea Aerospace and Defense Exhibition, which was held Oct. 15-21 in Seoul. The air show marked the first-ever aerial display by the F-15E at an international air show.
Boeing test pilot Joe Felock performed the flight demonstration in the F-15E, which is an operational aircraft from the U.S. Air Force 90th Fighter Squadron at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.
The F-15E is unsurpassed both as an air superiority fighter and as a long-range strike aircraft against land targets, and it repeatedly has proven its capability in combat. It is the basis of the more-capable F-15K that the Republic of Korea is considering as part of the F-X fighter evaluation. The F-15K is the only airplane under consideration that fully meets, with first aircraft delivered, Korea's stated F-X requirements both for air-to-air and air-to-ground performance.