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2019 USAF F-35A Lightning II Demo Team Schedule

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:56 pm
by Airshow4444
The USAF F-35 Heritage Team began performing in 2016. Instead of jumping straight to an aerobatic routine with the brand new aircraft, the performance was limited to performing Heritage Flights and some non-aerobatic solo flybys. Now, with a few years of airshow experience and a more mature aircraft, the team is being allowed to turn it loose and show off more dynamic maneuvers.

Wondering where you can see the F-35 next year? Luckily, the F-35 Demonstration Team’s 2019 schedule was also made public today!

Schedules often change during the year – while we try to keep this post updated, you can also check out our airshow calendar to view the latest list of airshows and aviation events, plus major performer schedules!

https://airshowstuff.com/v4/2018/usaf-f ... -released/

2019 US Air Force F-35 Lightning II Demonstration Team Appearance Schedule

March 24-25: Thunder and Lightning Open House - Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ (Heritage Flight Only)
March 30-31: Melbourne Air and Space Show – Melbourne, FL

April 6-7: Heart of Texas Airshow - Waco, TX
April 27-28: Wings Over Wayne Airshow - Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC

May 18-19: Defenders of Liberty Air Force Air and Space Exposition – Barksdale AFB, LA
May 25-26: Miami Beach Air & Sea Show – Miami Beach, FL

June 22-23: Spectacle Aerien International de Bagotville – Bagotville, QC

July 13-14: Eielson Open House and Air Show - Eielson AFB, AK
July 20-21: Duluth Air and Aviation Expo – Duluth, MN
July 22-26: EAA AirVenture - Oshkosh, WI
July 27-28: Milwaukee Air & Water Show – Milwaukee, WI

August 24-25: New York Air Show – New Windsor, NY
August 31-September 2: Cleveland National Air Show – Cleveland, OH

September 6-8: Aero Gatineau-Ottawa - Gatineau, QC
September 20-22: Oregon International Air Show – Hillsboro, OR

October 5-6: The Great Pacific Airshow – Huntington Beach, CA
October 11-13: San Francisco Fleet Week – San Francisco, CA
October 18-20: Wings Over Houston Airshow – Houston, TX
October 26-27: Jacksonville Sea & Sky Spectacular – Jacksonville Beach, FL

November 15-17: Aviation Nation - Nellis AFB, NV


Re: 2019 USAF F-35A Demo Team Schedule

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:57 pm
by Fullback_34
Have F-35 demos been planned outside of the USA? I'd be quite thrilled to see the white eleph... I mean, that masterpiece that we've been waiting for two decades flying in real life. As far as I know, the UK and a couple other Western European countries have received the first exemplaries, so why not?

Re: 2019 USAF F-35A Demo Team Schedule

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:06 am
by wendovertom
I think a demo in Utah - where the first USAF squadron to stand up would be a good idea - September 28th. . . . the September schedule is LIGHT! just saying! :lol:

Tom P.

Re: 2019 USAF F-35A Demo Team Schedule

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:31 am
by Airshow4444
wendovertom wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:06 am
I think a demo in Utah - where the first USAF squadron to stand up would be a good idea - September 28th. . . . the September schedule is LIGHT! just saying! :lol:

Tom P.
Hopefully we see them do more shows in the coming years. Would make sense if the base has a show, to have the demo..

Re: 2019 USAF F-35A Demo Team Schedule

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:31 am
by Airshow4444
Fullback_34 wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:57 pm
Have F-35 demos been planned outside of the USA? I'd be quite thrilled to see the white eleph... I mean, that masterpiece that we've been waiting for two decades flying in real life. As far as I know, the UK and a couple other Western European countries have received the first exemplaries, so why not?
Not sure. I know there have been demos before outside the states, but not sure if they plan to this time around.

Re: 2019 USAF F-35A Demo Team Schedule

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:55 pm
by Adam
If this video is anything to go by, this is looking like it could be a really good demo! The pedal turn (I think?) on the exit from the loop is fantastic, I didn't see that coming when I watched the video for the first time. There are also videos from the same training flight showing a high-alpha pass, cloverleaf and several other passes too.


Re: 2019 USAF F-35A Demo Team Schedule

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:17 pm
by FlankerPhoto
Airshow4444 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:31 am
Fullback_34 wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:57 pm
Have F-35 demos been planned outside of the USA? I'd be quite thrilled to see the white eleph... I mean, that masterpiece that we've been waiting for two decades flying in real life. As far as I know, the UK and a couple other Western European countries have received the first exemplaries, so why not?
Not sure. I know there have been demos before outside the states, but not sure if they plan to this time around.
No dates outside the US this year.

I'd assume/hope that, once they've found their ground, they'll venture over to Europe.

Re: 2019 USAF F-35A Demo Team Schedule

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:16 pm
by Bingofuel
(video not mine)

Full F-35 practice demo video. Here’s the new routine as per this video, might not be the final iteration but still impressive.

1. Takeoff to 1/2 Cuban 8.
2. Weapons bay door pass
3. High speed pass to reverse 1/2 Cuban 8
4. Minimum Radius Turn, then vertical reversal to pedal turn
5. Dedication pass
6. Inverted to inverted flat pass
7. High speed pass to vertical reversal w/ another pedal turn
8. Square loop (most impressive maneuver in my opinion)
9. High alpha pass to muscle climb to reverse 1/2 Cuban
10. Double aileron roll flat pass
11. High G bank away at crowd center
12. Landing

Re: 2019 USAF F-35A Demo Team Schedule

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:57 pm
by yyz64
FlankerPhoto wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:17 pm
Airshow4444 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:31 am
Fullback_34 wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:57 pm
Have F-35 demos been planned outside of the USA? I'd be quite thrilled to see the white eleph... I mean, that masterpiece that we've been waiting for two decades flying in real life. As far as I know, the UK and a couple other Western European countries have received the first exemplaries, so why not?
Not sure. I know there have been demos before outside the states, but not sure if they plan to this time around.
No dates outside the US this year.

I'd assume/hope that, once they've found their ground, they'll venture over to Europe.
There is 1 date outside the US

Re: 2019 USAF F-35A Demo Team Schedule

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:46 pm
by FlankerPhoto
So there is, my mistake.