An F-22 crew chief watches on as the pilot prepares to take flight in the aircraft.
210409-Z-PZ006-048.JPG Photo By: Tech. Sgt. Lucretia Cunningham

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. - Virginia Air National Guard Airmen assigned to the 192nd Maintenance Group prepare to launch F-22 Raptor tail #85 April 9, 2021, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The team of maintainers became dedicated to rebuilding the fighter jet after its landing gear failed and it came to a crash landing in January 2020. This was the first time the aircraft had completed a successful take off and landing since the incident. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Lucretia Cunningham)


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