Senior Airman Franxl Zaragoza is a dedicated avionics specialist for the F-35A Lightning II Demonstration team, based out of the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The mission of the F-35A Lightning II Demonstration team is to showcase the unique aerial capabilities of the Air Force’s most advanced 5th generation multi-role stealth fighter, the F-35A Lightning II, as well as highlight the history of the Air Force’s service through heritage formation flights. SrA Zaragoza is responsible for any F-35A scheduled maintenance and inspections and ensuring its safe flight and performance during the airshow season.

Airman Zaragoza entered the United States Air Force in May 2019. He has background and experience on both the F-35A Lightning II aircraft. Hill Air Force Base is his first assignment.  

2018 Cibola High School, Yuma, AZ
2019 Avionics System Technology, Sheppard AFB, TX

1.  July 2019 – January 2020, Student, 365th Training Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas.
2.  January 2020 – January 2023, F-35 Avionics journeyman, 34th  Fighter Generation Squadron, Hill AFB, Utah
3.  January 2023 – Present Day, F-35 Avionics Journeyman, F-35 Lightning II Demonstration Team, Hill AFB, Utah