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F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team Schedule announced for 2021 Airshow Season

A F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team group picture in front of an F-35A.

Members of the F-35A Lightning II Demonstration team pose in front of an F-35 March 5, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The 13-member 2020 demonstration team is now assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing as part of Air Combat Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt. Zachary Boyer).

An F-35A Lightning II banking during a demonstration practice.

An F-35A Lightning II with the F-35 Demo Team soars over Hill Air Force Base during a demonstration practice Jan. 8, 2020, at Hill AFB, Utah. The team is now assigned to Air Combat Command at the 388th Fighter Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook)

Capt. Wolfe prepares for a takeoff in an F-35A Lightning II.

Capt. Kristin "BEO" Wolfe, the F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot, prepares for launch during a practice flight at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 29, 2020. The demonstration team is now part of ACC and is assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill AFB, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Kip Sumner).

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The 2021 air show schedule for the Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team has been officially released.

Announced today during the Virtual International Council of Airshows annual conference, the Utah-based team is scheduled to display the capabilities of the F-35A at approximately 22 performances starting in April 2021 and running through December.

This will be the team's third year as an official aerial demonstration team, and it's second year operating as part of the 388th Fighter Wing out of Hill AFB, Utah, under Air Combat Command.

Capt. Kristin "BEO" Wolfe will continue to lead the team as it's demonstration pilot and commander, with the team continuing to practice locally over Hill Air Force Base during the air show "off-season", from January to March 2021. 

The approximately 18-minute long profile will highlight the F-35A’s numerous capabilities to include speed, agility, and high-g turning, while the team will provide opportunities for people around the world to see the skill and professionalism of America’s Airmen.

The F-35A, America’s newest fifth-generation fighter, provides game-changing stealth, interoperability and lethality. It can penetrate dangerous airspace and defeat evolving threats both in the air and on the ground.