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Unread post25 Sep 2013, 09:48

I know the JSF Program has seriously been considering sending an F-35 to an Airshow to perform. What would likely be the main contenders? :?:
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Unread post25 Sep 2013, 13:15

Easy STOVL, when? once we have more maturity/confidence in systems. Probably not till FOT&E time
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Unread post25 Sep 2013, 13:36

Abbotsford International Airshow, British Columbia, Canada. :mrgreen:
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Unread post25 Sep 2013, 16:07

Corsair1963 wrote:I know the JSF Program has seriously been considering sending an F-35 to an Airshow to perform. What would likely be the main contenders? :?:


That's an easy choice.. Edwards AFB in California.

As far as when, they don't have any 2013 events scheduled, bummer. :x
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Unread post25 Sep 2013, 17:45

The Yuma Airshow this past March had the F-35 on static display.
As for which shows,... remember that Sequestration has put a hold on almost all military airshows until further notice.

That said, Andrews AFB, due to the nature of the show, is always looked at, since it is a chance for Industry to show their wares to Congressional staffers.
Can't argue with Edwards either.

At this point, it is total speculation.
But remember: they are not going to display the F-35 to show it off to the public. If it is at a show, it is there to make a sales pitch.
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Unread post25 Sep 2013, 20:25

huggy wrote:The Yuma Airshow this past March had the F-35 on static display.
As for which shows,... remember that Sequestration has put a hold on almost all military airshows until further notice.

That said, Andrews AFB, due to the nature of the show, is always looked at, since it is a chance for Industry to show their wares to Congressional staffers.
Can't argue with Edwards either.

At this point, it is total speculation.
But remember: they are not going to display the F-35 to show it off to the public. If it is at a show, it is there to make a sales pitch.

There is the possibility of a company (pre-delivery) F-35 being used for a demo flight, at LMs expense, with one of their pilots. Especially for foreign airshows, LM/Boeing etc. picks up the costs as it really is a sales demo, not a recruiting event. The DoD is reimbursed for their costs. This is what happened when the F/A-18E/F jets went to Australia a few times, Boeing paid.
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Unread post25 Sep 2013, 21:45

http://air-attack.com/images/single/108 ... s-AFB.html

The buzz from Yuma is a STOVL display at the next show. Fingers crossed
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Unread post26 Sep 2013, 03:03

Well, is Eglin AFB having an Open House this Fall??? Seems like that would be the ideal choice......
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Unread post26 Sep 2013, 03:21

Corsair1963 wrote:Well, is Eglin AFB having an Open House this Fall??? Seems like that would be the ideal choice......


I think the current flight limitations of Eglin's "operational" fleet would make for one snoozer of an airshow.
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Unread post26 Sep 2013, 05:08

qslim wrote:
Corsair1963 wrote:Well, is Eglin AFB having an Open House this Fall??? Seems like that would be the ideal choice......


I think the current flight limitations of Eglin's "operational" fleet would make for one snoozer of an airshow.



Well, what about Tyndall AFB or Pensacola NAS???
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Unread post26 Sep 2013, 08:21

Eglin is not having a show in 2013. No show is currently planned for 2014.
Tyndall cancelled their 2013 show. No show is currently planned for 2014.
Pensacola's show is on hold, and unlikely to take place, seeing as we are 6 weeks out, and no contracts are signed. http://www.naspairshow.com/

Do some of you not understand that the Dept of the Navy and the Dept of the Air Force have pretty much put a moratorium on hosting airshows, having military airplanes at airshows, and doing flyovers for airshows? If you don't like this, then why haven't you written you Congressman and Senator?

MCAS Miramar is about the only exception... but don't expect to see any military aviation hardware there. However, the Patriots Jet Team WILL be there, and they are OUTSTANDING. If you were at Reno, you can validate this.
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Unread post26 Sep 2013, 08:28

huggy wrote:Eglin is not having a show in 2013. No show is currently planned for 2014.
Tyndall cancelled their 2013 show. No show is currently planned for 2014.
Pensacola's show is on hold, and unlikely to take place, seeing as we are 6 weeks out, and no contracts are signed. http://www.naspairshow.com/

Do some of you not understand that the Dept of the Navy and the Dept of the Air Force have pretty much put a moratorium on hosting airshows, having military airplanes at airshows, and doing flyovers for airshows? If you don't like this, then why haven't you written you Congressman and Senator?

MCAS Miramar is about the only exception... but don't expect to see any military aviation hardware there. However, the Patriots Jet Team WILL be there, and they are OUTSTANDING. If you were at Reno, you can validate this.



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Unread post26 Sep 2013, 12:21

There are very strong rumours that a deal has been struck for F-35's to be at Farnborough 2014 both on flying and static, as their international debut.

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Unread post26 Sep 2013, 13:19

There should have been one at MAKS2013, just to piss off Sukhoi.
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Unread post26 Sep 2013, 13:51

sasheska wrote:There should have been one at MAKS2013, just to piss off Sukhoi.


If they're smart we'll never see an F-22 or F-35 at MAKS.
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