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F-35 Edging the Speed of Sound

Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35 Heritage Flight Team commander and pilot performs a high-speed pass in an F-35A Lightning II during the Chicago Air and Water Show in Chicago, Illinois, Aug. 18, 2018. The F-35A Lightning II is equipped with the largest single engine motor out of any fighter aircraft and is capable of reaching speeds of up to 1,200 miles per hour. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook)

Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35 Heritage Flight Team commander and pilot performs a high-speed pass in an F-35A Lightning II during the Chicago Air and Water Show in Chicago, Illinois, Aug. 18, 2018. The F-35A Lightning II is equipped with the largest single engine motor out of any fighter aircraft and is capable of reaching speeds of up to 1,200 miles per hour. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook)

Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35 Heritage Flight Team commander and pilot performs a high-speed pass in an F-35A Lightning II during the Chicago Air and Water Show in Chicago, Illinois, Aug. 18, 2018. The F-35A Lightning II is equipped with the largest single engine motor out of any fighter aircraft and is capable of reaching speeds of up to 1,200 miles per hour. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook)