2021 F-35 Lightning II Demontration Team Schedule

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2021 F-35 Lightning II Demontration Team Schedule

Post by Dan Gagnon » Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:26 pm

Here is the 2021 F-35 Lightning II Demo Team Schedule!

https://airshowstuff.com/v4/2020/usaf-f ... -released/

2021 US Air Force F-35 Lightning II Demonstration Team Appearance Schedule (as of 5/20/2021)

May 22-23: Atlanta Airshow, Peachtree, GA

June 12-13: Deke Slayton Airfest, La Crosse, WI

July 3-4: Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels, Gig Harbor, WA (Heritage Flight only)
July 4: Tacoma Freedom Fair and Airshow, Tacoma, WA:
July 23-25: Tri-Cities Water Follies, Kennewick, WA (Show canceled)
July 31-August 1: Arctic Lightning Air Show, Eielson AFB, AK

August 7-8: Thunder over Michigan, Ypsilanti, MI
August 21-22: Chicago Air & Water Show, Chicago, IL (Performance canceled)

September 4-6: Canadian Intl. Air Show, Toronto, ON
September 11: Truckee Tahoe Airshow & Family Festival, Truckee, CA
September 16-19: National Championship Air Races, Reno, NV
September 25-26: California Capital Air Show, Sacramento, CA

October 2-3: The Great Pacific Airshow, Huntington Beach, CA
October 16-17: Northern Colorado Airshow, Loveland, CO
October 23-24: Los Angeles County Air Show, Lancaster, CA
October 30–31: Planes of Fame, Chino, CA

December TBD: RAF Lakenheath, UK

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Post by wendovertom » Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:18 pm

It will be a good Christmas at Lakenheath!

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:25 pm

2021 US Air Force F-35 Lightning II Demonstration Team Appearance Schedule (as of 5/26/2021)

May 22-23: Atlanta Airshow, Peachtree, GA

June 12-13: Deke Slayton Airfest, La Crosse, WI

July 3-4: Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels, Gig Harbor, WA (Heritage Flight only)
July 4: Tacoma Freedom Fair and Airshow, Tacoma, WA
July 23-25: Tri-Cities Water Follies, Kennewick, WA [Show Cancelled]
July 31-August 1: Arctic Lightning Air Show, Eielson AFB, AK

August 7-8: Thunder over Michigan, Ypsilanti, MI

September 4-6: Canadian Intl. Air Show, Toronto, ON
September 25-26: California Capital Air Show, Sacramento, CA

October 2-3: Pacific Airshow, Huntington Beach, CA
October 23-24: Los Angeles County Air Show, Lancaster, CA
October 30–31: Planes of Fame, Chino, CA

November 30-December 5: Avalon International Airshow, Avalon, Australia

December TBD: RAF Lakenheath, UK
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Post by Nick » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:59 pm

n33d4sp33d_85 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:25 pm 2021 US Air Force F-35 Lightning II Demonstration Team Appearance Schedule (as of 1/12/2021)

April 17-18: Cocoa Beach Airshow – Cocoa Beach, FL
April 30 – May 2: Planes of Fame; Chino, CA

May 15-16: Hangar 24 SBD AirFest – San Bernadino, CA
May 29-30: Atlanta Airshow, Peachtree, GA

June 5-6: The Great Tennessee Air Show, Smyrna, TN
June 12-13: Deke Slayton Airfest, La Crosse, WI

July 3-4: Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels, Gig Harbor, WA (Heritage Flight only)
July 4: Tacoma Freedom Fair and Airshow, Tacoma, WA:
July 23-25: Tri-Cities Water Follies, Kennewick, WA
July 31-August 1: Arctic Lightning Air Show, Eielson AFB, AK

August 7-8: Thunder over Michigan, Ypsilanti, MI
August 13-15: Owensboro Airshow, Owensboro, KY
August 21-22: Chicago Air & Water Show, Chicago, IL

September 4-6: Canadian Intl. Air Show, Toronto, ON
September 10-12: Oregon International Airshow; Hillsboro, OR

September 18-19: Volaria- Aeronautics Festival, Mirabel, QC
September 25-26: California Capital Air Show, Sacramento, CA

October 2-3: The Great Pacific Airshow, Huntington Beach, CA
October 16-17: Central FL Air and Space Show, Sanford, FL
October 23-24: Los Angeles County Air Show, Lancaster, CA

November 5-7: Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow, NAS Pensacola, FL

December TBD: RAF Lakenheath, UK
Still Good see Chino and San Bernadino on there, hoping neither show cancel its plans for this year, however, haven't heard information from the organizations yet, likely waiting for the situation to improve a little bit before they can implement additional information. We may likely not have any shows in California, but still hoping for one to come. (Not F-35 Demo Team Schedule related) --> After all, El Centro will be hosting a Virtual format, let's see how the organizations can still put on a safe in-person event, though that's a probability that it's not the reality of it.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:34 pm

We can always hope since there are vaccines on the horizon.
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Post by Nick » Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:13 am

The Planes of Fame Airshow will occur October 30th to the 31st, they plan on having a Halloween event on the 31st since its "Halloween Day", also, all performers have been announced recently, have been retained for this year, including the F-35 Demo Team, which is yet to be announced throughout the upcoming months.

https://planesoffame.org/events/annual- ... ral-info-2
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:19 am

It appears that the F-16 Viper Demo Team will be taking its place at the Great Tennessee Airshow this coming June.
https://greattennesseeairshow.com/featured-perfomers/
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Post by RyanS » Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:21 pm

The F-35 team is being asked to reduce their schedule by about 30% (eight shows) due to fleet-wide engine issues. No word on what shows might get cut. This seems to explain Smyrna's change to the F-16, though. I expect ACC will work to fill in any gaps left by the F-35.

https://airshowstuff.com/v4/2021/engine ... -schedule/
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:04 pm

Here's an article from The Aviationist about the ongoing issue that will force the F-35 Demo Team to cut back on its 2021 schedule.
The 2021 air show schedule for the Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team was cut by about one-third because of engine issue. The F-35 Demo Team will not display the capabilities of the F-35A at all the 22 performances initially schedule between April and December 2021. In fact, the Air Combat Command, had to cut the number of 2021 shows by 8 performances, or about one-third, to ensure the demos don't aggravate a fleet-wide shortage of engine....

https://theaviationist.com/2021/02/10/f ... ne-issues/
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