In the summer of 2016 the 194th EFS ‘Griffins’ of the California ANG deployed F-15 Eagles to Romania for joined training with the local MiG-21 LanceR’s. On behalf of Combat Aircraft Monthly I was offered backseat rides to grab aerial images of the Eagles and LanceRs. It was the first time I worked with the Griffins. Fortunately more opportunities came after this memorable visit to the squadron in Romania.