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    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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  • Gen. Mike Hostage, Commander, Air Combat Command, U.S. Air Force

    Gen. Mike Hostage, Commander, Air Combat Command, U.S. Air Force

    October 22, 2014 // OfficialsPilots
    "I’m very happy with the technical capability that the F-35 has today, and that it promises to have in the future. As long as we don’t fail to deliver the right numbers of aircraft, that’s going to be an equally compelling capability when we deploy that fleet of 1,763 airplanes."

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  • Gen. Mike Hostage, Commander, Air Combat Command, U.S. Air Force

    Gen. Mike Hostage, Commander, Air Combat Command, U.S. Air Force

    October 22, 2014 // OfficialsPilots
    "People focus on stealth as the determining factor or delineator of the fifth generation [aircraft]. It isn’t; it’s fusion. [...] if anybody tries to tell you 'hey, I got a 4.5 airplane, a 4.8 airplane,' don’t believe them."
  • Maj. Gregory Summa, Executive Officer, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121

    Maj. Gregory Summa, Executive Officer, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121

    July 30, 2014 // Pilots
    "With the F-35 and its combination of stealth and fused combat missions, we can reduce dramatically the need for mission support aircraft in initial operations."

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  • Colonel Todd Canterbury, 33rd Fighter Wing Commander, U.S. Air Force

    Colonel Todd Canterbury, 33rd Fighter Wing Commander, U.S. Air Force

    July 25, 2014 // OfficialsPilots
    "It’s been a unique and fortunate opportunity for us to train with the Marines here [at Eglin AFB]. We’ve been able to partner together and learn a great deal from each other. These lessons have definitely made the F-35 program stronger and helped to lay the foundation for all services on the way we operate the F-35."

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  • Lt. Col. Joseph Bachmann, Commanding Officer, Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501

    Lt. Col. Joseph Bachmann, Commanding Officer, Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501

    July 17, 2014 // Pilots
    "The F-35 is the most advanced fighter in the world. The best part about this airplane getting here today is for the Marines to start working on completing the maintenance training and getting ready to start organic operations within the end of the year."

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  • Cmdr. Luke Barradell, USN

    Cmdr. Luke Barradell, USN

    February 10, 2014 // Pilots
    "[The F-35] is very docile in the administrative phased of flight and it is going to be a delight to fly off [aircraft] carriers."

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  • Lt. Cmdr. Michael Burks, USN

    Lt. Cmdr. Michael Burks, USN

    February 10, 2014 // Pilots
    "[The F-35 has] unbelievable flying qualities."

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  • Col. Todd Canterbury

    Colonel Todd Canterbury, 33rd Fighter Wing Commander

    February 02, 2014 // OfficialsPilots
    "[The F-35] is going to be the future of manned fighter flight."

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  • Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Tabert

    Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Tabert

    August 15, 2013 // Pilots
    "The flight went great, the weather was gorgeous, the jet performed well, we couldn't have asked for anything better. [...] It was an honor to fly this flight and see the Sailor's hard work pay off. "

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  • Ian Tidball

    Lieutenant Commander Ian Tidball, U.K. Royal Navy

    May 21, 2013 // Pilots
    "It’s extremely responsive, it’s got a lot of thrust and the fly-by-wire control system makes the aircraft simple to fly. [...] My background is the Sea Harrier – a pilot’s aeroplane, a stick and rudder type aircraft. This takes away that sort of demand and frees up the ability of the pilot to operate the mission systems and sensors so that he can deploy the aircraft operationally, effectively"

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