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09/06/09 — First Flight

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First Flight

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on September 6, 2009 2:00 AM

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photo courtesy of John Dibbs

Three 4th Fighter Wing F-15E Strike Eagles break away from a tight formation and fire flares over Hyde County as part of a photo shoot for publications across the world.

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Two 4th Fighter Wing F-15E Strike Eagles break away simultaneously as the third stays straight and level.

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From the cockpit of a 4th Fighter Wing F-15E Strike Eagle, News-Argus reporter Kenneth Fine, left, gives the thumbs up before a two-hour incentive flight with 334th Fighter Squadron Maj. James Gresis.

We are seemingly hovering -- in actuality, going hundreds of miles an hour -- 12,000 feet above Hyde County when my fear of heights takes hold. Yeah, I know, some Air Force reporter, right? Don't get me wrong, being in...

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