Watch the Air Force’s F-35 Demo Team commander break down each of his insane aerial acrobatics
Capt. Andy “Dojo” Olson may have one of the best jobs in the Air Force.
As commander of the service’s F-35 Demo Team, Olson’s mission is to push the fifth-generation stealth fighter to its limits and pull off the kind of aerial acrobatics that can give even the most casual observer a turgid aviation hard-on. And ahead of air show season, Olson promised to flaunt some awesome new stunts for spectators on the ground.
“This show is going to solidify the F-35 in its rightful place, just [as] the absolute, cutting-edge stealth fighter jet [that’s] here and it’s ready and so capable,” Olson told Military.com back in March. “It’s just a total, absolute rage fest within 15 minutes.”
Well, Olson delivered, and then some: In a new eight-minute Air Force video first spotted by our friends at Popular Mechanics, Olson sat down to walk viewers through each one of the aerial maneuvers executed during each show:
If Olson’s rundown doesn’t sate your appetite for aerial acrobatics, we highly recommend reading the brief analysis from Popular Mechanics. In the meantime, you can check out the F-35 Demo Team’s 2019 schedule here.