The air force reveals problems with F22 Raptors

Posted at 8:06 PM, Jun 14, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-14 20:06:02-04

The air force is now revealing more about the F-22 Raptor's problems, how many times pilots pass out in flight, and what could be causing their breathing problems.

The air force now admits that the rate of hypoxia cases among raptor pilots is 10 times higher than any other plane they fly.

They also admit that the charcoal filter put in the raptor to help the problem only hurt the pilots more.

And now, there could be a possible cause discovered for the hypoxia cases, after the Air Force went to NASA and the Navy for help.

“We’ve seen overwhelming numbers of the pressure suits these pilots wear has enormous failure rate, only discovered through navy dive unit.” Says Senator Warner.

Senator Warner is still pressing the Air Force and the Virginia Air National Guard to drop all disciplinary charges against the two Langley pilots who spoke out to 60 minutes.

So far, 12 pilots and flight surgeons have come to Senator Warner saying they do not feel comfortable with the F-22s.