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F-35A Red Flag 2020 Night Operations (Photos)

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.

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F-35B Landing Configuration

Royal Navy Cmdr. Nathan Gray, F-35 Pax River ITF test pilot, conducts short take offs and vertical landings with an F-35B on Aug. 23, 2018, at NAS Patuxent River as part of the workups for the First of Class Flight Trials aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth. Around 200 supporting staff from the ITF, including pilots, engineers, maintainers and data analysts, will take two F-35Bs test aircraft aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth this fall to evaluate the fifth-generation aircraft performance and integration with Royal Navy’s newest aircraft carrier. This fixed wing test period brings the U.K. one step closer to carrier strike capabilities.

Royal Navy Cmdr. Nathan Gray, F-35 Pax River ITF test pilot, conducts short take offs and vertical landings with an F-35B on Aug. 23, 2018, at NAS Patuxent River as part of the workups for the First of Class Flight Trials aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth.  Around 200 supporting staff from the ITF, including pilots, engineers, maintainers and data analysts, will take two F-35Bs test aircraft aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth this fall to evaluate the fifth-generation aircraft performance and integration with Royal Navy’s newest aircraft carrier. This fixed wing test period brings the U.K. one step closer to carrier strike capabilities.

Royal Navy Cmdr. Nathan Gray, F-35 Pax River ITF test pilot, conducts short take offs and vertical landings with an F-35B on Aug. 23, 2018, at NAS Patuxent River as part of the workups for the First of Class Flight Trials aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Around 200 supporting staff from the ITF, including pilots, engineers, maintainers and data analysts, will take two F-35Bs test aircraft aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth this fall to evaluate the fifth-generation aircraft performance and integration with Royal Navy’s newest aircraft carrier. This fixed wing test period brings the U.K. one step closer to carrier strike capabilities.

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F-22 Over Syria, Dec 2017

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor departs to continue a mission after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 447th Air Expeditionary Group over Syria, Dec. 1, 2017. The F-22 Raptor with a combination of sensor capabilities, integrated avionics, situational awareness, and weapons superiority secure the airspace during operations in countries such as Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Paul Labbe)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor departs to continue a mission after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 447th Air Expeditionary Group over Syria, Dec. 1, 2017. The F-22 Raptor with a combination of sensor capabilities, integrated avionics, situational awareness, and weapons superiority secure the airspace during operations in countries such as Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Paul Labbe)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor departs to continue a mission after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 447th Air Expeditionary Group over Syria, Dec. 1, 2017. The F-22 Raptor with a combination of sensor capabilities, integrated avionics, situational awareness, and weapons superiority secure the airspace during operations in countries such as Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Paul Labbe)