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 engines as these two unique aircraft fly past. Watch as the vapor comes off the wingtips as they pull around for another pass and examine the angles and lines of this awesome fifth-generation USAF fighter. And finally, you’ll get a close-up look at them as they land and taxi past you, all in HD!

The F-35 Lightning II is designed to perform multiple missions, from strike and attack missions to air defense. The F-35A is the Air Force’s version, and this was the first time that the F-35s were brought out for display at the massive EAA AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh. While plagued with various issues and cost overruns throughout its development, there’s no denying that the F-35 is an exciting aircraft to see ripping up the skies over and over again, so turn up the sound, put the video on full screen mode, and enjoy watching lightning striking twice!

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-Justin Miner

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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 Photo Albums Uploaded: Over 400 Photos And 50 Videos!

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Hey AirshowStuff fans, all of our full photo albums from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 have been updated with over 400 amazing photos to browse through! Check out some sample images below, and click the links to view the complete albums!

EAA AirVenture 2015 – Ryan Sundheimer

View full photo album: EAA AirVenture 2015 – Ryan Sundheimer

EAA AirVenture 2015 – Patrick Barron

View full photo album: EAA AirVenture 2015 – Patrick Barron

EAA AirVenture 2015 – Anthony Richards

View full photo album: EAA AirVenture 2015 – Anthony Richards

EAA AirVenture 2015 – David Jacobson

View full photo album: EAA AirVenture 2015 – David Jacobson

Also, be sure to check out our EAA AirVenture 2015 playlist on our Youtube channel, featuring more than 50 videos from throughout the week!

F-35 to participate in 2016 Heritage Flights

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F-35 Lightning II and F-16 Fighting Falcon
Photo: ACC Aerial Events
Good news airshows fans! The USAF’s newest tactical fighter, the F-35 Lightning, will participate in USAF Heritage Flights during the 2016 airshow season! Air Combat Command Aerial Events announced the news earlier this week.

Does this mean we could see a P-38 Lightning flying alongside a USAF F-35 Lightning II? Only time will tell but something tells me some airshow organizer will try to put it together!

ACC has not yet announced if the F-35 will perform any additional flybys at airshows where one participates in the Heritage Flight. You may remember the F-22 performed a “mini-demo” during its first years in the Heritage Flight.

In addition, the USAF will also continue to support the F-22 Raptor and F-16 Viper as part of the USAF Heritage Flight Program. The program is designed to represent the past and present of military aviation by pairing up front line fighters and vintage fighter aircraft. P-51 Mustangs, F-86 Sabres, P-47s, P-40s, and A-1 Skyraiders all participate in the flights.

Look for part of the 2016 USAF Heritage Flight and single ship demo team schedule to be released in February.