U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II Demo Team made aviation history today with the first-ever F-35A demonstration broadcast live around the world on social media. C
The live internet program was hosted by F-35A Demo Team announcer Capt. Kip Sumner of the team and featured guests like Col. Joshua “Dog” Wood, commander of the 388th Operations Group and 388th Fighter Wing at Hill AFB, Utah, where the actual demonstration flight took place. Production of the broadcast was done by the 2nd Audio Visual Squadron at Hill AFB.
Capt. Kristin “BEO” Wolfe along with the rest of the F-35A Demo Team streamed the flight demonstration that including expert commentary and live interviews on their Facebook page at U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team.
The Facebook Live broadcast featured multiple cameras and angles to provide perspectives on the demo routine that would actually be impossible to get at a live airshow.
To cap off the performance, there was a short interview with Capt. Wolfe immediately after finishing her demo flight.
The F-35A Demo Team, along with all other military demo teams, have been forced to cancel early-season airshow appearances due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
But the pandemic has not slowed the tempo of operations for the 388th Fighter Wing, the Air Force’s first combat F-35A wing.