F-35 Demo Team Prepares for First Full Demo Season

The F-35 Demo Team practicing its new full demonstration.

This year, the F-35A Lightning II Demo Team will perform a full demonstration for the first time. Since announcing the team’s 16 air show dates at the ICAS Convention in December, the team has been hard at work refining the new maneuvers of the highly-anticipated demonstration.

Led by demonstration team pilot and commander, Captain Andrew “Dojo” Olson, the team has developed an all-new, full demonstration aimed to showcase the F-35’s supreme flight control capabilities. In addition, the team’s maintainers have also developed and refined an all new ground performance to both prepare the jet for flight as well as add more excitement for the fans.

The team will perform the newly developed demonstration for the first time on March 30 and 31 at the Melbourne Air and Space Show in Melbourne, Florida. To see the team’s full 2019 schedule, visit the ICAS Air Show Calendar at www.airshows.aero/Page/ASCalendar.

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