F-35A Lightning II Makes Sun 'n Fun Debut
The F-35A Lightning II (Joint Strike Fighter), #11-5034, from the 58th Fighter Squadron based at Eglin AFB made its debut at the 2016 Sun 'n Fun International Fly-in and Expo on Thursday, April 7, 2016. This Air Force variant of the JSF performed several low approaches on arrival and attracted large crowds as it taxied to its place next to the F-22 Raptors on the hot ramp. The aircraft was on static display only, but was moved closer to the crowd and into the Warbird Ramp's "Victory's Arsenal Theater" area on Saturday April 9, 2016 for a talk by F-35 pilot Capt. Daniel "Jinks" Hailey.