The end is in sight for the stunning looking McDonnell Douglas (Boeing) F-15 Eagles whose pilot’s job is to scare American and allied fighter jocks and teach them a lesson while doing so. The 65th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, Nevada, will stop flying the two-engine fighters as of September 2014.
The 19 Eagles of the 65th will be decommissioned because of the economic downsizing of the Air Force budget, the unit confirmed. The date has been set on 26 September. Six Eagles and seventh spare will soldier on as simulated bogeys with the F-16 “enemy” unit at Nellis (64th Aggressor Squadron) until March 2015, while the other 12 aircraft are set for delivery to the Air National Guard.
In March the last of six operational Nellis Aggressor Eagles and the spare will make the short flight to AMARG at Davis-Monthan AFB near Tuscon, Arizona, to R.I.P. in the desert bone yard.