Since the last time we’ve discussed the team’s achievements, the details of the 2021 air show season for the F-35 were finally announced. And it won’t be an all that long break, as the first outing is scheduled for February 27. It is then when the plane will head to Laredo, Texas, to kick off a season that will span for 21 air shows, and will conclude in November at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.
The team will be present four times in California, three times in Texas and Arizona, two times in Oregon, and once in New Mexico, California, Utah, Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin, Washington, Maryland, Colorado, and Nevada – check the gallery above for dates and locations.
As for the pilot flying this F-35, Major Kristin Wolfe joined the Air Force in 2011, having received her commission from the U.S. Air Force Reserve Officer Training Program at the University of Alabama.
Her biography on the team’s webpage speaks of 800 flying hours in the F-22A Raptor and F-35A Lightning II, training assignments at the Laughlin and Langley Air Force Bases (AFB), and operational assignments at Langley and Hill AFBs.
She’s been in charge of wowing the crowds at air shows as commander in the F-35 since March last year.