News: Airshows

  • Pilots Say F-35 Superior Within Visual Range: Dogfight Criticisms Laid To Rest

    Pilots Say F-35 Superior Within Visual Range: Dogfight Criticisms Laid To Rest

    Breaking Defense // June 19, 2017
    After years of criticism that the F-35 would not fare well in a dogfight and analysis that the program had made a fundamental mistake relying on the plane’s ability to kill enemies beyond visual range, Air Force F-35As will fly a demonstration here this afternoon meant to put those doubts to rest.
  • ​PARIS: F-35 Goes from Zero to Hero

    ​PARIS: F-35 Goes from Zero to Hero

    FlightGlobal // June 18, 2017
    The Lockheed Martin F-35 is steadily becoming a mainstay of big air shows, with its planned high-g performance to mark a key turning point in its show attendance record.
  • F-35 Packs a Punch

    F-35 Packs a Punch

    AIN Online // July 13, 2016
    The F-35 is sleek and stealthy, thanks to internally-carried weapons, but that limits the operational payload and the jet’s air-to-ground capability, correct? To some extent, that is true, but here’s an alternative view.
  • JSF Block Buy Could Reach 500 Fighters

    JSF Block Buy Could Reach 500 Fighters

    Defense News // June 16, 2015
    Countries signing up to buy the joint strike fighter have all said they are interested in a block buy that could see commitments to purchase 500 of the aircraft, a Lockheed Martin official said Monday.
  • Lockheed Martin Prepares for F-35 Ramp-up to Drive Down Costs

    Lockheed Martin Prepares for F-35 Ramp-up to Drive Down Costs

    IHS Jane's 360 // June 16, 2015
    With the programme having already reduced the F-35 unit cost from USD250 million down to about USD120 million through LRIPs 1 to 8, Martin anticipates shaving another USD1 million of the price of the jet in LRIP 9.
  • F-35 To Make Civil Airshow Debut at EAA AirVenture

    F-35 To Make Civil Airshow Debut at EAA AirVenture

    AIN Online // April 17, 2015
    The single-engine F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant, based with the U.S. Air Force’s 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is scheduled to arrive midway through the event, which will be held from July 20 to 26.
  • Avalon 2015: USAF Confident F-35 Will Meet Targets

    Avalon 2015: USAF Confident F-35 Will Meet Targets

    Shephard Media // February 25, 2015
    The re-baselining of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter programme has been successful and ongoing improvements in areas such as support and logistics will drive the cost down further, according to the programme head.
  • F-35 makes Miramar Air Show debut

    F-35 makes Miramar Air Show debut

    Marine Corps Air Station Miramar // October 01, 2014
    Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, is scheduled to show off the capabilities of the F-35B Lightning II during demonstrations at the air show, Oct. 3-5.
  • F-35s Return to Limited Flight Operations

    F-35s Return to Limited Flight Operations

    Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. // July 17, 2014
    The 26 Air Force F-35s Lightning II joint strike fighters assigned here returned to limited flight operations July 17 with the approval of commanders and Air Force airworthiness authorities.
  • F-35 Test Pilots To Fly Improved Head-mounted Display

    F-35 Test Pilots To Fly Improved Head-mounted Display

    Aviation International News // July 17, 2014
    F-35 test pilots with the U.S. Air Force’s 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, California, will begin using a third-generation helmet-mounted display system (HMDS) in the next few weeks.
  • F-35 Returns to Limited Flight, Officials Rule Out Farnborough

    Washington, D.C. // July 16, 2014

    While the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter has returned to limited flying, it will not be appearing at the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said during a Pentagon news conference today.

    The F-35 fleet was grounded July 3 in the…