This well timed and anticipated scene was the played over and over in my head for like a week after I saw this movie. After this one, all we get is the ending sequence of Iron Monger battling Iron Man with the wonderful Jeff Bridges doing his best to be sinister.
To grab the shots of the Iron Man/F-22 Raptors dog fight, cameras were flown in the air to provide reference for physics, wind and frost on the lenses. For further study of the physics of flying, skydivers were filmed in a vertical wind tunnel.
Workin' and merkin' son.