McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle
@ United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
While visiting relatives, I was able to get access to the Cadet Area. The primary feature of the area is a large, square pavilion known as The Terrazzo with the iconic Cadet Chapel. Four aircraft mark the corners of The Terrazzo. The F-15 was notable in many ways, one being the first aircraft to have a thrust-to-weight ratio greater than one, allowing for vertical acceleration while climbing. This A-model Eagle was in service from 1972-1992. HDR with Nikon D300, processed with Photomatix.