A U.S. Air Force F-22 “Raptor” fighter jet takes off from the Kenai Municipal Airport on Monday, March 19, 2018 in Kenai. Weather conditions stopped the fighters from landing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, their home field. Four of the F-22s belong to the 90th Fighter Squadron and four to the 525th Fighter Squadron, which were on separate training flights before landing in Kenai, said Major Stephen Montgomery, a pilot with the 90th. The fighters took off for Anchorage Monday afternoon. (Photo by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)

Jet set: Eight fighter planes land in Kenai

As a U.S. Air Force F-22 “Raptor” fighter jet takes off from the Kenai Municipal Airport, others await fueling on Monday, March 19, 2018 in Kenai. Eight of the fighters landed at the Kenai airport Monday after weather conditions kept them from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, their home field. Four of the F-22s belong to the 90th Fighter Squadron and four to the 525th Fighter Squadron, which were on separate training flights before landing in Kenai, said Major Stephen Montgomery, a pilot with the 90th. The fighters took off for Anchorage Monday afternoon. F-22s from Elmendorf have been occasionally using Kenai as an alternate landing site since October 2016, when a pair of the fighters landed there to assess the possibility. (Photo by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)

A Crowley tanker truck fuels the eight U.S. Air Force F-22 “Raptor” fighter jets that landed at the Kenai Municipal Airport on Monday, March 19, 2018 in Kenai. Weather conditions stopped the fighters from landing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, their home field. Four of the F-22s belong to the 90th Fighter Squadron and four to the 525th Fighter Squadron, which were on separate training flights before landing in Kenai, said Major Stephen Montgomery, a pilot with the 90th. The fighters took off for Anchorage Monday afternoon. F-22s from Elmendorf have been occasionally using Kenai as an alternate landing site since October 2016, when a pair of the fighters landed there to assess the possibility. (Photo by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)

As a U.S. Air Force F-22 “Raptor” fighter jet takes off from the Kenai Municipal Airport, others await fueling on Monday, March 19, 2018 in Kenai. Eight of the fighters landed at the Kenai airport Monday after weather conditions kept them from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, their home field. Four of the F-22s belong to the 90th Fighter Squadron and four to the 525th Fighter Squadron, which were on separate training flights before landing in Kenai, said Major Stephen Montgomery, a pilot with the 90th. The fighters took off for Anchorage Monday afternoon. F-22s from Elmendorf have been occasionally using Kenai as an alternate landing site since October 2016, when a pair of the fighters landed there to assess the possibility. (Photo by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)

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