United States Air Force pilots have some of the coolest jobs in the world. Those who earn the right to be at the helm of F-15 fighter jets have one of the most powerful and menacing aircraft at their fingertips.
And cockpit views of pilots expertly flying such amazing aircraft are an incredible sight to behold.
A video posted to YouTube shows a skilled F-15 pilot effortlessly flying his aircraft over a mountain range, and even pulls off a few impressive maneuvers in the process.
The video features a couple different views from inside the multi-million dollar aircraft. As for the video’s title, “F-15 Cockpit View With The Devil,” it is in reference to an interesting looking reflection in the glass in some shots. The shadowing seems to depict a devilish, angry looking horned figure.
Check out the pilot’s view in the video below:
With just the sounds of the aircraft coupled with the wind whizzing by in the video, the clip gives off an uncharacteristically calm sensation. It is almost easy to forget that the fighter jet is hurdling through the air at speeds of over 1,000mph.
The view the pilot gets to take in is absolutely breathtaking. Clear skies paired with the natural desert landscape offer quite the visual spectacle for both the pilot and the viewer.
And if a casual cruise through the skies in an F-15 was not enough, the pilot also decides to have a little fun with his flight. The opening shot features the pilot coming out of an impressive aerial maneuver in which he seems to have done a complete loop.
Later on, the pilot calmly rotates the aircraft completely upside down. The fighter jet flies inverted for quite a while as the pilot gazes upon the tips of the mountains beneath him.
Finally, the pilot seems to recreate the famous Star Wars scene which calls for a daring flight between the mountains. The pilot rolls the aircraft back and forth as he cruises through the canyon.
The F-15 remains one of the military’s most valuable aircraft. It has certainly stood the test of time having lasted more than forty years since its introduction. Following a number of improvements, the F-15 will likely remain in service for another decade.