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Hawaii-Based F-22s Scrambled On FAA's Request But Nobody Will Say WhyA pair of F-22 Raptors were launched on an alert scramble out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Sunday at around 4:00 PM local time. A third F-22 joined the mission about an hour after pair's departure. A KC-135 was also launched to support the fighters. Hawaii News Now reports that the scramble, described as an "irregular patrol," was initiated at the request of the Federal Aviation Administration, which reported an 'incident,' although nobody is providing any clear… (www.thedrive.com) More...
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If it was at the request of the FAA, I'd suggest that it was something that had or was believed to be happening on a civil airliner. The FAA don't do air defence.
The Russian Navy has been conducting military exercises about 300 to 500 miles west of Hawaii prompting the U.S. on Sunday to scramble three F-22s to respond to long-range bombers, a report said.
Yup and they are still there as of 6/19
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But..but liberals think the U.S. military is unnecessary, and is a symbol of subjugation.
and imbeciles believe crap!
Anyone got a pic of a F-22 with “wing tanks” ???