Lemons to Lemonade in the Air Print
Written by Kate Delaney   
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 14:03

 

  Sometimes old chunk is worth holding onto and the F-22 is a perfect example. Yes, you are looking at the World's most expensive jet. Did you know that 188 of these bad boys cost the taxpayers $421 million dollars for each one? It's true! The jets were originally contracted at $139 million a piece and Lockheed Martin was going to produce 648 million.

Thank goodness former Defense Secretary Robert Gates cut the contract for what turned into a flying lemon. The biggest problem a faulty oxygen supply system. Pilots got woozy and one even died in 2010.

This story has a happy ending. After much work on the fleet this priceless piece of ingenuity finally lived up to its billing. We took some for a spin just the other day hitting supersonic speeds, flying faster and farther using all of its cutting-edge radar and sensors we surprised the enemy.

Did you see the image of an Islamic State command and control building literally having its roof blown off? Yes, the F-22 was used in that hit, taking out the communications systems in Raqqah. Sometimes you just have to wait for it and while it took forever she proved her worth. 

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