F-35 and Airshows

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Unread post19 Mar 2020, 13:27

This is a summary clip video of the 2020 demo practice. 8) wow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r57M3HNHosc



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Sad News... :bang: :doh: :shrug: :cry:
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A brief update on our current airshow schedule based on the COVID-19 concern.

The Air Force is committed to upholding the complete trust and confidence of Americans and our community engagement is the key to those connections.

However, due to the uncertainty regarding COVID-19, and to protect our Airmen, their families and the communities that support us, the Department of the Air Force is suspending all outreach activities and support to community events through May 15.

This includes, but is not limited to, on-base and civilian sponsored airshows. We will continuously evaluate the situation and provide updates as needed.
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Unread post19 Mar 2020, 15:56

Yeah, found out last week Luke was cancelled. I was FINALLY going to get the see the 16 minute afterburner rage fest.
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Unread post19 Mar 2020, 16:13

I feel your pain. Despite having worked on the YF119 / F119 program for years at Edwards and Nellis, I had never seen the F-22 demo. So we took our first long RV trip in 2007 to Oshkosh, where the F-22 was scheduled to perform. Had a great time at the EAA event, but the afternoon that the demo was first scheduled, the air show was cancelled when they had a fatal mishap when one P-51 tried to land on top of another. No F-22 demo, and we had to leave the next morning to get back to work.

I was planning on taking my grandson to this year’s Luke airshow.....
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Unread post19 Mar 2020, 17:52

Thank you for your part in working on a modern "J79".
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Unread post20 Mar 2020, 11:02

The way it climbs/re-gains energy in burner is remarkable. The maneuever at around the 11:00 mark.... WOW. What's that called?

You need a hell of a lot of power to pull that off, plus the ability to yank the nose around. I missed the 135 degree IT, but assume it'll be part of the demo too? Among many, I think its the F-35's most impressive maneuver...
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Unread post20 Mar 2020, 11:10

Hear the HOWL - be the HOWL:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui-7r8NaVUQ 2020 F-35C Demo & Tailhook Legacy Flight - NAF El Centro

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Unread post21 Mar 2020, 14:37

What big, beautiful wings!

I haven't seen an F-35C really open up yet, meaning fly a demo like Billy Flynn did in the F-35A. I've read many conflicting things about the C, I just hope its as agile as the A. I do realize its engine is the single most powerful in a fighter jet today, but also can't wait for the new, even more powerful motors.

That should give it dominant kinematics, along with a whopping 19,000+ lbs of gas for even greater persistence. Flynn himself says the C is his favorite, so I'm hoping he knows something we don't. With the C on our carriers, its likely the variant most likely to come in contact with enemy fighters.

The Navy has to get this right, and I'm confident they will...
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