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