The F-15 Eagle is an American twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter aircraft designed by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) that first flew in July 1972, and entered service in 1976. It is among the most successful modern fighters, with over 100 victories and zero losses in aerial combat. Even after all these decades in service, it’s still a marvel to see in person, especially flying the UK’s Mach Loop. Read more for some amazing footage and additional information.
For those who don’t know, the Mach Loop refers to a series of valleys in the United Kingdom in west-central Wales, notable for their use as low-level training areas for fast jet aircraft and propeller-driven aircraft. It’s located eight miles east of Barmouth between the towns of Dolgellau to the north and Machynlleth to the south, from the latter of which it gets its name. The training area is also within the Low Flying Area (LFA) LFA7, which covers most of Wales.