Hurricane Michael: Fate of costly stealth fighter jets at Tyndall Air Force Base still unknown Experts have said up to 22 of the F-22 Raptors, which cost an estimated $330 million each, could have been left behind in hangars as Hurricane Michael tore through the region. The base, which is home to 55 of the world's most-advanced fighter jets, flew 33 of the planes away from the storm to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. Retired Air Force Col. John "JV" Venable, a senior research fellow for defense policy at the Heritage Foundation and a former commander of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flight demonstration team, said it makes sense that the Air Force is not saying exactly how many of the jets were left behind. "The Air Force does not want to reveal its weakness to anyone else," he said. ..................... This is the problem with our news. I haven't even seen USA Today here in Chicago. Instead of telling us what is going on in the world, they talk about Trump's many criminal associates and Trump's deep friendship with despots, thieves and murderers Vladimir Putin, the Saudi Prince and L'l Kim. Stealth Jets left to rot when a hurricane hits. So many things wrong with this. They could have based them outside a hurricane zone for one. How do we know it's not more than 10%? And where was the GOP investigation? Oh, there wasn't one? That much damage to the country and no investigation? Because what? A hurricane did it? This kind of mismanagement cuts into US safety. Imagine if Obama or Clinton did that?