CAF Wings Over Houston | Ellington Airport, Houston

October 26-27, 2024

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F-35A Lightning II Demo in Houston! FB


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The United States Air Force is sending their “BRAND NEW” F-35A Lightning II >> FULL DEMO << to CAF Wings Over Houston on October 19 & 20th at Ellington Airport. Come out to the show and witness this fifth-generation technological marvel in its inaugural airshow demonstration season. This is one that you, your family, and friends … don’t want to miss!

F-35 "Panther" Demo

Photo Above: “Weapons Bay Doors Pass”

Here’s a little info about the F-35A to get your aviation appetite SPOOLED up for October:

The F-35A is the U.S. Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter. It will replace the U.S. Air Force’s aging fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcons and A-10 Thunderbolt II’s, which have been the primary fighter aircraft for more than 20 years, and bring with it an enhanced capability to survive in the advanced threat environment in which it was designed to operate. With its aerodynamic performance and advanced integrated avionics, the F-35A will provide next-generation stealth, enhanced situational awareness, and reduced vulnerability for the United States and allied nations.

The conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) F-35A gives the U.S. Air Force and allies the power to dominate the skies – anytime, anywhere. The F-35A is an agile, versatile, high-performance, 9g capable multirole fighter that combines stealth, sensor fusion, and unprecedented situational awareness.

The F-35A’s advanced sensor package is designed to gather, fuse and distribute more information than any fighter in history, giving operators a decisive advantage over all adversaries. Its processing power, open architecture, sophisticated sensors, information fusion and flexible communication links make the F-35 an indispensable tool in future homeland defense, Joint and Coalition irregular warfare and major combat operations.

CAPTAIN Andrew “DOJO” Olson
Capt Andrew Olson is the United States Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team Commander and Pilot, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. As the F-35A Demo Team Commander, he is responsible for representing Air Education and Training Command, Air Combat Command, the United States Air Force, the Department of Defense, and the United States of America at 17 air shows annually. He leads the fourteen-member F-35A Demo Team, oversees maintenance actions performed on the Lockheed Martin-produced F-35A, and showcases the Air Force’s premier fifth-generation aircraft to millions of spectators around the world each year.

Captain Olson is joined by an extraordinary team of Officers and Enlisted personnel from Luke Air Force Base that make the F-35A Demo possible.

Please note: Aircraft and performers are subject to change without notice, due to operational considerations. If anything changes, we will do our best to let you know. Thank you!
Info Sources:

  • https://www.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/478441/f-35a-lightning-ii/
  • https://www.luke.af.mil/F-35-Demo-Team

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