Lightning II to touch down at air shows around the world

Photos by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller

F-35 Heritage Flight Team

2016 Air Show schedule

April 2 and 3
at Luke Air Force Base

April 22 and 24
at Langley AFB, Virginia

May 7 and 8
at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

May 28 and 29
at Jones Beach, New York

June 18 and 19
at Ocean City, Maryland

June 25 and 26
at Hill AFB, Utah

July 8 through 17
at Royal International Air Tattoo
at Farnborough, England

Aug. 19 through 21
at Chicago

Sept. 3 through 5
at Cleveland

Sept. 14 through 18
at Reno, Nevada

Oct. 14 through 16
at Air Force Memorial Heritage Flight and the Star-Spangled Spectacular at Baltimore

Nov. 12 through 13
at Nellis AFB, Nevada

Maj. William Andreotta, F-35 Heritage Flight Team pilot, prepares for take-off during the Heritage Flight Conference. The team will travel to 16 air shows around the U.S. and abroad.

Members of the first-ever F-35 Lightning II Heritage Flight Team from Luke participate in the conference. The Lightning II qualified March 6 at the Heritage Flight Conference at Davis-Monthan AFB to take part in the Air Combat Command Air Force Heritage Flight program.

Staff Sgt. Nikolas Kinder, F-35 Lightning II Heritage Flight crew chief, participates in the conference. The F-35 Heritage Flight Team will officially start their historic first season at home during Luke’s 75 Years of Airpower air show April 2 and 3.

Master Sgt. Ed DeLeon, F-35 Heritage Flight Team superintendent, speaks with community members during the conference. The program features modern U.S. Air Force fighter aircraft flying alongside World War II, Korean and Vietnam-era aircraft in a dynamic display of our nation’s air power history.

Staff Sgt. Jeremy Miller, F-35 Lightning Heritage Flight Team avionics technician, communicates with the pilot during the Heritage Flight Conference. The F-35 Heritage Flight Team from Luke AFB is the first F-35 team to participate in the Heritage Flight Program.