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F-35 Demonstration Team to hold behind-the-scenes performance Friday

May 28, 2020, 8:01 AM | Updated: May 29, 2020, 8:18 am
F-35A Lightning II fighter jets at Hill AFB...
F-35A Lightning II fighter jets lined up for an exercise at Hill AFB Monday. Photo: R. Nial Bradshaw, U.S. Air Force

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The US Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team, in partnership with the Air Force and the 2d Audiovisual Squadron, will be holding a live and behind-the-scenes demonstration on Friday.

According to the team, the live stream will begin at 1:40 p.m. MDT on Friday on both the Demo Team’s Facebook and YouTube pages with a takeoff time of 2:30 p.m.

“We’ll have guest-interviews, multiple cameras, and showcase never-before-seen parts of our routine that will give you an UP-CLOSE and personal look at our team practices, even closer than what you would see at one of our airshow performances,” they wrote on Facebook.  

 


Demonstration Team Links

The F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team YouTube page.

The F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team Facebook page.

 

 


The team will also hold regularly scheduled practices throughout the upcoming week as well:

  • Thu, 28 May: 1:30 pm
  • Fri, 29 May: 2:30 pm
  • Wed, 3 Jun: 1:30 pm
  • Fri, 5 June: 1:30 pm

 

Earlier in the month, the team, lead by Captain Kristin “BEO” Wolfe, performed a flyover of Utah as part of their training to thank healthcare workers fighting COVID-19.

Just over four years ago, Hill AFB received its first F-35A. Now the base is home to 78 of the fighter jets. 51 of them were on display in January when the base received its last F-35A and reached its full fighting capability. 

Hill now houses three full F-35 units, including the 4th, 34th and 421st fighter squadrons. A squadron is still in deployment abroad in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

 

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