• F-35 Airshows

    F-35 Airshows

    Partnerships Soar at International Airshows

    Global partnerships are essential to the success of the F-35 Lightning II.

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  • Gideon R. Burris, Airman 1st Class, U.S. Air Force

    August 08, 2014 // Maintainers
    "To be among the first to earn my 3-Level as an F-35 Crew Chief is a feeling of responsibility and also a significant measure of pride. It's special because the F-35 is the most technologically advanced aircraft in the air."

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  • Staff Sgt. Trevor L. Taylor, U.S. Air Force

    August 08, 2014 // Maintainers
    "Once the F-35 program has matured and the full capabilities of the aircraft are realized, the marriage between aircraft, pilot, and maintainer will be a lethal combination for many decades to come."

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  • Staff Sgt. Ralph S. Davis, U.S. Air Force

    August 08, 2014 // Maintainers
    "The technology integrated into the F-35 makes the aircraft easier to maintain. We interface directly with the aircraft by computer, and the diagnostic capabilities inherent in every system let us know if a component is going bad before it handicaps the mission. This allows a proactive approach to maintenance that will minimize down time. [...] One of the great things about the F-35 training program is that it's suited perfectly for this generation of Airmen. They're very proficient with computer technology, which helps them quickly grasp F-35 concepts and systems."

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