two f-15C “Eagles” to “attack” ellington field saturday and sunday of the airshow! this is a flyover you won’t want to miss!

Great news Airshow fans – Ellington will be “attacked” by the 122d Fighter Squadron on October 29-30, 2022. Our friends from the “Bayou Militia” will be coming to Ellington Airport this year to make some noise and tear up the skies. Ten to fifteen minutes of “rage” in afterburner is how it’s being described, and we can’t wait! Add another fighter jet to the lineup for 2022! Who is excited!?

F-15C Eagle

About the 122d Fighter Squadron – The “Bayou Militia”

The 122d Fighter Squadron is a unit of the Louisiana Air National Guard 159th Fighter Wing located at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, Louisiana. The 122d is equipped with the F-15C/D Eagle.

The squadron is a descendant organization of the 122d Observation Squadron, established on 30 July 1940. It is one of the 29 original National Guard Observation Squadrons of the United States Army National Guard formed before World War II.

The 122nd Observation Squadron, was formed in December 1940 at the New Orleans Municipal Airport, (currently known as Lakefront Airport). Two months later, with an assortment of 0-38s, O-46s, 0-47s, O-49s and BC-1As to fly, the unit was called to active service at Esler Field in Alexandria, LA, in response to a general military call-up following the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

 

F-15 Eagle

F-15Cs from the 122nd Fighter Squadron of the 159th Fighter Wing, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, Louisiana, land at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho on July 13, 2018. Photo credit: U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras

122d FW Bayou MIlitiaAbout the McDonnell Douglas F-15 “Eagle”

“The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle is an American twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter aircraft designed by McDonnell Douglas (now part of Boeing). Following reviews of proposals, the United States Air Force selected McDonnell Douglas’s design in 1969 to meet the service’s need for a dedicated air superiority fighter. The Eagle first flew in July 1972, and entered service in 1976. It is among the most successful modern fighters, with over 100 victories and no losses in aerial combat.”

“The F-15 was originally envisioned as a pure air-superiority aircraft. Its design included a secondary ground-attack capability that was largely unused. The aircraft design proved flexible enough that an improved all-weather strike derivative, the F-15E Strike Eagle, was later developed, entered service in 1989 and has been exported to several nations. As of 2021, the aircraft is being produced in several variants.”

Sources / Credit:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/122d_Fighter_Squadron

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4556799/122nd-fighter-squadron-lands-idaho

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_Douglas_F-15_Eagle

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