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USAF F-35A stealth fighters draw accidental sky penis during simulated dogfight
The four-ship, "red air" F-35A aggressor team faced off with the two-ship blue team, the red air team pulled back, requiring the blue team to come around before re-engaging in the dogfight. Six F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters belonging to  the 56th Fighter Wing from Luke Air Force Base (AFB), Arizona, simulating aggressor air training...
RCAF to start competition for a fifth-generation fighter in 2019
“The 308th FS is the fourth F-35A squadron at Luke, but the most important part of this activation is that we will be with two partner nations. In a few weeks, the Dutch will start their F-35 training followed by the Danes,” Lt. Col. Robert Miller, 308th FS Commander The 308th Fighter Squadron was reactivated in a ceremony at Luke...
New software will give the F-35 a decisive edge over any enemy fighter aircraft
“The past year’s demonstration was sort of like an ‘appetizer’ if you will. The new profile this year will be the full ‘five-course meal’ showing fans everything this jet is capable of.” Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35 Demonstration Team pilot The F-35 Heritage Flight Team is officially transitioning to the F-35 Demonstration Team for the 2019 air show season taking...
No specific root cause for the physiological events experienced by F-35 pilots was identified On Jun. 21, 2017 the 56th Fighter Wing (FW) at Luke Air Force Base (AFB) will resume F-35A Lightning II flight operations, following an 11-day pause after five physiological events occurred during flights from May 2-June 8 2017. As the U.S. Air Force said in a press...
F-35A spotted nose-down on runway at Eglin AFB after in-flight emergency
Five F-35A pilots assigned to Luke AFB have experienced physiological incidents while flying since May 2, 2017 As reported in a U.S. Air Force (USAF) press release the 56th Fighter Wing (FW) at Luke Air Force Base (AFB), Arizona, cancelled local flying operations on Jun. 9, 2017 for F-35A Lightning II aircraft due to a series of five incidents in...
USAF F-35s and F-16s fought non-stop for more than 8 hours in defensive counter-air exercise
Luke’s F-16 drivers are learning how to accomplish missions by complementing their toolset with the numerous, new cutting-edge capabilities of the F-35 A new era has just begun at Luke Air Force Base (AFB): the local 56th Fighter Wing (FW) in fact has started integrated direct support training for the F-16 and F-35A since October. As reported by Airman 1st Class...

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