First Flight: Boeing’s Advanced F-15EX

The latest generation of the venerable F-15 fighter took flight on 2 February in St. Louis, with Boeing chief test pilot Matt Giese (AF) at the controls. The flight lasted 90 minutes, and began and ended at Lambert field. The F-15EX is a technologically advanced version of the fighter that entered service in 1974, with fly-by-wire controls, a stronger airframe and much more modern computers and sensors.

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