Monday Night Video–In thanksgiving for those who Fly to Defend their Country

2012 Raytheon Award Video from Jersey on Vimeo.

Here is the video’s own self-description:

This video was created to commemorate the 67FS winning the 2011 Raytheon Trophy for outstanding aerial achievement, given to the top air-to-air squadron in the USAF.
The footage was shot over 1 year of flying with a Sony HD Handycam and GOPRO Hero. The footage was shot entirely by pilots, no combat camera personnel were used. The video was edited with Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD over 2 weeks by Jersey. Footage includes flying and aircraft from both the 67FS “Fighting Cocks” and the 44FS “Vampire Bats”, entirely on location at Kadena AB, Japan. Most of the over water footage was filmed while we were raging like demons from hell in the skies over the pacific ocean like our brothers did 70 years before us.

Watch it all.


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5 comments on “Monday Night Video–In thanksgiving for those who Fly to Defend their Country

  1. Stefano says:

    The video was great fun although a little unnerving watching a plane shudder in a high speed turn as the airframe is stressed. It takes boldness and confidence to wrestle with that kind of technology.


    The ‘music’ was very cheesy and distracting.

  2. Cennydd13 says:

    Great footage…….and the music didn’t bother me. The whole thing reminded me of the William Tell competition years ago out of Eglin AFB.

  3. Vatican Watcher says:

    Like the man said during Golf War I when interviewed while walking by on the tarmac to his plane:

    “Every morning I thank God I’m an American and I thank God I’m an American fighter pilot.”

  4. Kendall Harmon says:

    I love the refueling shot.

  5. Rich Gabrielson says:

    Oh, to be able – like these guys – to do in 3D what I can only do in 2D! I think I’ll take the “fun” route to work tomorrow. (I feel like singing the Doxology when I start my S2000 – what could I sing at takeoff in an F-18? “Lo he comes with clouds descending” doesn’t sound quite right 😉 ) Life *In Christ* is good!