The US Air Force announced Capt. Kristin “BEO” Wolfe as its newest F-35A Lightning II demo pilot. Wolfe previously flew the F-22 Raptor, and has over 800 flight hours in fifth-generation stealth aircraft. She is the first woman selected to represent the United States and the US Air Force worldwide as an F-35 demo pilot.Continue reading Kristin “BEO” Wolfe: First Woman F-35 Demo Pilot Announced
F-15 Eagles launching into a snow squall at RAF Lakenheath, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020.Continue reading F-15 Eagle Fighters Launching into Snow at RAF Lakenheath
The first Red Flag air combat exercise for 2020 officially wrapped up Friday, Feb. 14. As visiting aircraft make their way home, some great images are coming out from the Air Force showcasing just how impressive the F-35A’s operations are to behold.Continue reading F-35A Red Flag 2020 Night Operations (Photos)
Air Force F-35A Lightning II fighters from Hill AFB participate in Nellis AFB’s Red Flag exercise.Continue reading Air Force Lightnings at Nellis AFB Red Flag 2020
The first carrier-based variant of the F-35 Lightning II, the F-35C, was delivered to the US Marines at MCAS Miramar Tuesday. The fifth-generation stealth fighter is the first to be designed for use with catapult systems on US aircraft carriers.
The US Air Force conducted a mass launch exercise Jan. 6 that included dozens of the force’s latest fighter jet, the F-35A Lightning II.Continue reading Show of Force – 52 F-35 Lightning II Mass Launch at Hill AFB
An F-16D Fighting Falcon sits on the ramp at Luke AFB, with its own reflection taking up the foreground.
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Glad you’re here! Join us on a quick tour below of the best Blue Angels videos from 2019. These Sailors put on some amazing shows this season. Take a look!
5. Head-on Take Off of #6
4. Oshkosh Air Show Flyover
3. Closest Formation Turn
2. Low over the Fence
1. Gyro-Stabilized Cockpit View
Photos of jets almost breaking the sound barrier are almost always breath taking and surreal. Usually you see photos of the massive vapor cones surrounding the aircraft. They’re impressive, but they often hide much of the detail of what exactly is going on with these shockwaves.Continue reading Super Hornet Sound Barrier Shockwave
Burned jet fuel has a distinct, sweet type of burning smell, and we can’t get enough of it. As far as the five senses, smell is the second to last with which we experience aviation, the final one of course being touch.Continue reading Love the Smell of Afterburners in the Morning
Strike Eagles are two-seat fighters. The Weapons Systems Officer (WSO, or “wizzo”) sits behind the pilot, and is directly involved in operations of the aircraft and weapons systems.Continue reading Strike Eagle – Another day at the Office
Raptors assigned to Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska land during the Reserve Unit Training Assembly weekend March 9. The Raptors were flown by Reserve pilots assigned to the 302nd Fighter Squadron during the 477th Fighter Groups monthly training weekend. During the week the 477th Fighter Group, Alaska’s only Reserve unit, integrates with the active duty 3rd Wing.