Ahhh, the Mach Loop. One of our favorite places we've never been to. We've seen plenty of footage from the place and feel like we know it well, but to be there, smell that jet fuel and feel the thundering of those jets in our chests would be something else.
Maybe one day.
For now, we have a standup guy with the Youtube username bobsurgranny sending us some of his work from that place. This guy has quite possibly the best Mach Loop footage out there, and also a ton of other aviation videos that we suggest you watch. If planes are your thing (and we know they are), this channel is for you.
As for this video, in particular, it was shot sometime in the beginning of May. We know that because the 34th Fighter Squadron, 388th Fighter Wing and the Air Force Reserve’s 466th Fighter Squadron, 419th Fighter Wing from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, flew over to the U.K. for training mid April.
Here, you'll be able to see some F-35 Lightning IIs cutting through the Mach Loop like nothing else. And for all you naysayers talking about how slow and unmaneuverable these planes are, well, take a look for yourself.