F-35A Team Debut

F-35A Demonstration Team at Melbourne Air and Space Show

Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35A Demonstration Team pilot and commander performs a high-speed pass during the Melbourne Air and Space Show March 29, 2019 in Melbourne, Florida. The air show featured the North American debut of the all-new F-35A Demonstration Team.

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F-35A Lightning II  Demonstration Team

The F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team, often shortened to F-35 Demo Team, is a specialist flying display unit of the U.S. Air Force, comprising Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, Master Sergeant Robert Garner, Technical Sergeant Thomas Hulsart, Technical Sergeant Michael Couture, Technical Sergeant Hilario Alaniz, Technical Sergeant Nguyen-San Le, Staff Sergeant Derek Leuzinger, Staff Sergeant Humberto Morales, Staff Sergeant Paul Ogletree, and Senior Airman Alexander Cook.

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F-35A Lightning II

The F-35A is the U.S. Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter. It will replace the U.S. Air Force’s aging fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcons and A-10 Thunderbolt II’s, which have been the primary fighter aircraft for more than 20 years, and bring with it an enhanced capability to survive in the advanced threat environment in which it was designed to operate. With its aerodynamic performance and advanced integrated avionics, the F-35A will provide next-generation stealth, enhanced situational awareness, and reduced vulnerability for the United States and allied nations.


U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook,F-35A Demo Team Public Affairs.

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