U.S. Air Force F-35 Tactical Demonstration to be Featured for the First Time in Cleveland National Air Show History

The Cleveland National Air Show presented by Discount Drug Mart will feature the U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II Tactical Demonstration on Labor Day Weekend (August 31, September 1 & 2). 2019 marks the first year of the F-35A full tactical demonstration and Cleveland is one of only 15 cities in North America to host the historical demonstration.

The F-35A is the U.S. Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter with the world’s most powerful fighter jet engine producing 43,000 pounds of thrust, capable of pushing the F-35A into stomach-jolting 9 G turns at speeds approaching 1,200 mph. In addition, the F-35A is an agile, versatile, high-performance, multirole fighter that combines stealth, sensor fusion, and unprecedented situational awareness.

The demonstration will highlight the F-35A Lightning II’s numerous capabilities of speed, agility, and high-g turning. This never seen before demonstration will include controlled flat spins as well as high-speed passes and vertical climbs. To learn more, click here.