A US Air Force (USAF) F-15C Eagle aircraft assigned to the 12th Fighter Squadron (FS), takes off from the runway at Korat, Royal Thai Air Force Base (RTAFB) Thailand, during Exercise COPE TIGER 2003. Cope Tiger is an annual multinational exercise in the Asia-Pacific region that promotes closer relations and enables air force units in the region to sharpen air combat skill and practice interoperability with US Forces