Sheppard graduates first intermediate F-35 avionics class
SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Sheppard graduated the Air Force's first intermediate class for the F-35 avionics career field June 19, 2014.
Officially known as intermediate general avionics principles, IGAP bridges the gap between the students' initial training in electronic principles and their follow-on training to work on the aircraft itself down at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
Built by the Lockheed Martin corporation as a multi-role fighter, the F-35 Lightning II is a 5th generation fighter that combines stealth with a variety of sensor-based capabilities.
Avionics students will be responsible for making sure the electronic systems on the aircraft function correctly in order to get the mission done.
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jelani Gibson.