This is the F-35 Maj. Kristin Wolfe, the leader of the plane’s demo team, has been flying for a while now. Over the past year, we’ve seen it doing a dedication pass, a weapons bay pass, banking, flying together with the P-51 Mustang Val-Halla, and even buzzing the CN Tower in Toronto.
Quite a busy year, then, for the extraordinary pair, but as all good things in life do, the year is coming to an end, slowing crawling to a close. As if to sign off on 2021 with a bang, we’re now looking at the same human-machine combo seemingly flying off into the distance, cruising at subsonic speeds.
We know it’s going subsonic because the U.S. Air Force said so when it released the image not long ago. The pic shows the F-35 and its pilot back at the end of September, as they were flying over the over Mather Airport in California during the local Capital Airshow.
For what it’s worth, this is one of the most serene instances we’ve seen this particular F-35 in. We get the clear, blue Californian sky, the sun setting somewhere in front of the plane, and the man-made beast enjoying all of that - an environment perfectly suited for chlling.