Skip to comments.Viral video: 'Royal Maces' Navy fighter pilots
Posted on 04/22/2014 2:55:39 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
A high-definition video of U.S. Navy fighter pilots swooping between snowy mountains and skimming the western Pacific Ocean has gained more than 135,000 hits since being posted four days ago.
The VFA-27 Royal Maces, based at Naval Air Facility Atsugi in Japan, shot the footage from their cockpits while flying F/A18-E aircraft at various locations in the Pacific theater.
Much of the footage comes from recent patrols while deployed with the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, pilot Lt. Kyle Matson said. Footage includes trips along the Australian coast and various parts of Japan. Some of the most dramatic footage shows the aircraft maneuvering its way through the Japanese Alps.
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“Royal”? The Brits took over again? Must’ve missed it...
And just think, they get paid too!
Great flying by some great pilots! Glad they are on our side.
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