27 Jun '18, 8pm

Air Force pilots graze Welsh countryside in spectacular training runs

Air Force pilots graze Welsh countryside in spectacular training runs

U.S. Air Force fighter pilots put on quite the show in the Welsh countryside this week. An F-15E Strike Eagle travels at low altitude through the so-called Mach Loop valleys in northern Wales. (Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images) A group of F-15E Strike Eagles out of RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, England, were caught on camera twisting and turning through the mountains near the town of Dolgellau at altitudes as low as 250 feet, WalesOnline reported. Pilots learn to use the terrain to help avoid being tracked by radar, a sometimes crucial skill in a combat zone. The Mach Loop valleys are regularly used by NATO militaries for operational low-level flight training, which can take place as low as 250 feet from the nearest terrain. (Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images) The Mach Loop is a quiet, one-way route often used by NATO countries for low-level flight training. In this case, the Air Force ...

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