F-35 Appearing at 14 Air Shows in 2016

March 10th, 2016

LEESBURG, Va. - The U.S. Air Force’s Air Combat Command (ACC) Aerial Events office released its 2016 F-35 Lightning air show schedule, which includes participation in Heritage Flights as well as static displays.


The F-35 Heritage Flight Team will start its season March 11-13, 2016, with a static display at Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The F-35 will support 14 air shows in 10 U.S. states, including a week-long appearance at The Royal International Air Tattoo in the United Kingdom.


The addition of the F-35 has created excitement and anticipation to the USAF Heritage Flight Program, which returns in 2016.


The ACC Aerial Events objectives are to recruit and retain America's finest, showcase American airpower, and enhance community and international relations.  To achieve their multi-faceted mission takes the U.S. Air Force’s full commitment. With the limitations brought on by sequestration beginning to ease, the air service will begin to rebuild their relationship with the public and demonstrate the capabilities and level of readiness the American people expect from their armed services.


To stay up-to-date with the F-35 schedule, as well as the F-16 and F-22 demonstration teams follow Air Combat Command Aerial Events on Facebook and Twitter.