Back in December, the U.S. Air Force announced plans to form a new F-35A demonstration team, and now footage of the team practice has made its way onto the internet. If anyone was wondering what this new demonstration team would bring to the table, it seems clear now — with some acrobatic stunts the public has never seen out of an F-35 shown clearly in the videos.
According to reports, the pilot responsible for these incredible maneuvers is Capt. Andrew Olson, callsign “Dojo,” and he does not disappoint. In the first video, Dojo takes the aircraft straight up, before executing an extremely tight loop, pulling off the throttle and spinning the fighter a full 360 degrees with all but no forward airspeed.
But you didn’t come here to read my muddling my way through trying to attribute clunky English to such a beautiful display, so let’s get to the video:
Feature image courtesy of the U.S. Air Force