Background • I happened to stumble upon 2 F-22’s while at KLAX and Air Force One had just taken off about 3 minutes ago, heading for KLAS. I didn’t know the people in the other Raptor’s, but I could tell we all wanted some night escort action. We all lined up back-to-back and took of. We escorted Air Force One for about 45 minutes, until unfortunately the guy flying made a left hand turn while descending into KLAS; and didn’t realize the mountain right below him. Me and Nasa 747 (callsign) decided to continue approach at KLAS while the other Raptor (Rouges 506) broke off from formation.
While I was sad to see Air Force One go, I had a lot of fun and took a ton of pictures! I want to thank the other 2 jets for being in formation with us.
Info • Training Server, Saturday 30th of January, 2021
KLAX to KLAS, about 1 hour of flight time
Escort Jets: Rouges 506, Nasa 747 and Eagle 71 (all F-22’s)
Waiting for takeoff clearance at runway 25R.
Formation takeoff with Nasa 747.
Closing in on Air Force One.
Descending towarda KLAS
Landing at KLAS with Nasa 747.