Category: U.S. Air Force

Luke pilot flies 500th hour in F-35

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona – Lt. Col. Matthew Hayden, 56th Fighter Wing chief of safety and pilot attached to the 61st Fighter Squadron, made history as the first Thunderbolt to achieve 500 flight hours in an F-35 Lightning...

PhanCon 2015

Written by Ken Kula Frank Ertl travelled to Tucson Arizona during mid-October to partake in the festivities of the 2015 edition of PhanCon.  Just what is a PhanCon?  Well, according to the organization’s web site, “PhanCon is an annual...

F-35 Lightning II Program Update

Joint Base Andrews F-35 Press Conference Following the September 2015 Friday practice show; the media was invited to attend a press conference hosted by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, F-35 Program Executive Officer Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan...

Joint Base Andrews 2015 Air Show

Government budget cuts and a federal sequestration precipitated a four year suspension to the Joint Base Andrews air show. Returning with renewed enthusiasm, the theme for 2015 was “America’s Airfield: Celebrating History, Celebrating Freedom.” The celebration was an opportunity...

The Inaugural New York Air Show

Last minute changes forced show promoter Brian Lilly Co. to find a new venue for the 2015 New York Air Show. Originally scheduled for Coney Island Brooklyn NY, the promoters had just seventy-one days to manage all of the...