F-35 and Airshows

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Unread post11 Oct 2017, 20:27

It would be cool to see an F-35B fly a Paris-type display eventually, but starting and ending with a vertical takeoff / landing. I should think that party trick should be doable with 7000lb of gas. Some routines could start with a STO, others with a VT just for grins -- a repositioning flight, as it were.
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Unread post12 Oct 2017, 01:10

What I like about the F-35 high AoA maneuvers is how it still has good momentum and energy after when doing them. The TVC jets may be sharper, quicker and more pronounced in their direction change but they sacrifice airspeed in doing so coming to virtual complete stops in most cases. The F-35s AOA capability looks more safer to use in actual general combat to me. In the hands of a good pilot who fully understands the airframe I don't see the F-35 at a dogfighting disadvantage even against nominally better turning aircraft as it can use its high energy pointing ability to counteract this.
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Unread post14 Oct 2017, 14:56

I gathered the videos again.
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Unread post16 Oct 2017, 22:16

LM F-35 GM Weekly Update
13 Oct 2017 Jeff Babione

"F-35 Heading to Seoul Airshow
For the first time ever, the F-35A will appear at the Seoul Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX) Airshow at the Seoul International Airport in South Korea. Earlier this week, two F-35As from Hill AFB, Utah, took off and headed to South Korea where they will be on static display throughout the show beginning next week. Thousands of people are expected to attend the show and I have no doubt the F-35A will be a hit attraction for the event...."

Source: https://a855196877272cb14560-2a4fa819a6 ... _13_17.pdf (237Kb)

Contradiction in this article below; however perhaps the aerial display will be tame flypasts etc...
ADEX 2017: F-35 makes South Korean show debut
16 Oct 2017 Gareth Jennings

"...A pair of US Air Force (USAF) aircraft from Hill Air Force Base (AFB) in Utah is taking part in both the static and flying displays at the event taking place from 17 to 22 October at Seoul Air Base in South Korea...."

Source: http://www.janes.com/article/74922/adex ... show-debut
RAN FAA A4G Skyhawk 1970s: https://www.faaaa.asn.au/spazsinbad-a4g/ AND https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwqC_s6gcCVvG7NOge3qfAQ/
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Unread post17 Oct 2017, 21:46

ADEX: USAF sends message to Pyongyang at Seoul show
17 Oct 2017 Greg Waldron

"The US Air Force has made an impressive show of force at this year's Seoul ADEX defence show, bringing four stealth fighters and several other aircraft. The stars of the USAF contingent at the show are two Lockheed Martin F-22s and two Lockheed F-35As. All four aircraft appeared in the static display, with an F-22 also performing a high-g aerial display...."

Source: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ow-442217/
RAN FAA A4G Skyhawk 1970s: https://www.faaaa.asn.au/spazsinbad-a4g/ AND https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwqC_s6gcCVvG7NOge3qfAQ/
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Unread post18 Oct 2017, 01:47

Ah, I can't wait to have an f-35 close enough for me to see. The "Green Mountain Boys" are scheduled to get their first f-35's in 2019, and they are relatively close to where I'll probably be. Hopefully there will be an airshow in the future close enough for me to attend before then, though. If the plane's on static display I'll probably have to be escorted away after overloading the pilot with questions.... 8)
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