[Updated] A-10 Thunderbolt II Demo Team Replaces F-16 Demo At AirVenture And Milwaukee

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Update: Shortly after our original post, the F-16 Fighting Falcon Demo Team released an updated schedule of their own which removed EAA AirVenture and Milwaukee from their schedule, among other changes. Stay tuned for any future updates! Original post: Just days after the US Air Force’s F-35 Lightning II Demonstration Team officially added EAA AirVenture… Read more

F-35 Demonstration Team To Join F-16 And F-22 Demo Teams At EAA AirVenture 2019

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The “Year of the Fighter” theme at this years EAA AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh, WI just got a boost with the addition of the US Air Force’s F-35 Lightning II Demonstration Team! The team announced the schedule update on social media today. Before this update, EAA was already set to host the F-22 Raptor and… Read more

USAF Announces F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team To Debut In 2019

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Airshow fans can look forward to a new jet demo on the airshow circuit next year! Air Combat Command announced today that the F-35A Lightning II group will be upgraded from a “Heritage Flight Team” to a full-up “Demonstration Team” to bring it in line with the other US Air Force single-ship demo teams which… Read more

F-35 Lightning II Approved For Extra Flybys During 2018 Airshow Performances

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You’ll see a little bit more of the F-35 Lightning II this airshow season! We took a peek in the 2018 Air Combat Command support manual, and noticed that the F-35 Heritage Flight team is approved for a three-pass “mini-demo” at its performances this year! NOTE: The F-35 profile will include three non-aerobatic solo passes,… Read more

WATCH: Lightning Strikes Oshkosh! F-35 Lightning II Arrival And Flybys

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Lightning Strikes Twice! Check out this awesome video from AirshowStuff.com where two USAF F-35A Lightning II aircraft perform multiple low approaches during the first-ever EAA AirVenture display of the F-35! You’ll get to see the two Lightnings fly by multiple times. And where there’s lightning, there’s always thunder! You’ll almost *feel* the thunder of the… Read more

First F-35A Lightning II Aerobatic Performance Planned For 2017 Paris Airshow; USAF Demos To Follow In 2018

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The United States Air Force and Lockheed Martin are reportedly starting to develop an aerobatic demonstration routine with their newest fighter jet, the F-35A Lightning II, for the 2018 airshow season. They have been developing the routine and practicing it in the simulator this year, and they are ready to begin practice flights at their… Read more

Atlantic Trident 2017 Exercise Combines Eurofighters, Rafales, And Raptors To Strengthen Ties Between Allies

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After entering World War I on the 6th of April 1917, the United States’ participation in Europe led down a path of air power that resulted in our current day United States Air Force. On 5 May 1918, the American Expeditionary Force in Europe activated the 1st Pursuit Group at Gencoult, France. Commanded by Major… Read more

F-35 Lightning II To Race At Reno; Biplane Class Expected To Provide Tough Competition

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The Biplane Class will have a tough new kid on the block to compete with at this year’s Reno Air Races. The United States Air Force has arranged special permission for one of its new F-35 Lightning II fighters to enter the race in an effort to shed the jet’s reputation as unmaneuverable, slow, and… Read more

2016 F-35A Lightning II Heritage Flight Schedule Released

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As we’ve reported previously, 2016 is an exciting time for F-35 fans because the aircraft will be introduced to the public as part of the USAF Heritage Flight program this year. At select show sites, an F-35 Lightning II will join in formation with the F-22, F-16, and/or one or more warbirds to honor the… Read more