18 May '17, 7pm

F-35A Will Fly At Paris Air Show; JSF Boasts High Readiness Rates In Europe

Two Air Force F-35As will make an appearance at the Paris Air Show this summer, but it won’t be USAF pilots behind the controls. One F-35A from Hill AFB, Utah, and one from Luke AFB, Ariz., will journey to Paris for the show in late June. However, the pilots flying the demonstration will be from Lockheed Martin, not the Air Force, said Col. David Lyons, commander of the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill during a conference call with reporters. “Due to the limited number of aircraft, pilots, and maintenance professionals, we have decided not to develop an F-35 demonstration profile for air shows this year,” said USAF spokesman Capt. Mark Graff. “While we look forward to demonstrating the uparalleled maneuverability of the F-35 to the world, we remain singularly focused on bringing the full combat capability of the F-35 to our nation.” Graff said Lockheed has been using simulators ...

Full article: http://breakingdefense.com/2017/05/f-35a-will-fly-at-pari...

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