Matt Jolley Announces First USAF Air Show With F-35 “Lightning”

Posted on Mar 19, 2014

Matt Jolley Announces First USAF Air Show With F-35 “Lightning”

MATTJOLLEY.COM – The USAF recently completed it’s first air show with the F-35 “Lightning” and Matt Jolley was honored to be the solo announcer for the occasion. The 2014 Luke Air Force Base Air Show & Open House hosted the event and with an estimated 250,000 people in attendance.

Along with record crowds and perfect weather the F-35 “Lightning” shared the sky with a WWII P-38 “Lightning” for the first time in history.  The F-35 was piloted by for former USAF “Thunderbird” Col. Todd Canterbury and the P-38 was flown by Steve Hinton from the Planes of Fame Air Museum.  During the performance Matt was able to interview a current F-35 pilot from Luke AFB and Major General Tommy Williams from Air Combat Command.  Both men shared insights on the 5th generation fighter and it’s unique capabilities.

The F-35, manufactured by Lockheed Martin, is a fifth-generation fighter aircraft intended to be the Air Force’s premier strike aircraft through the first half of the 21st Century. It is a multirole fighter that is expected to eventually phase out the service’s aging F-16s and A-10 Thunderbolt IIs.

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