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F-35A demonstration team moves to Hill for 2020 airshow season

An F-35A fighter jets sits at Hill Air Force Base on Monday, April 17, 2017. The Air Force’s only F-35A demonstration team will be reassigned to the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base beginning with the 2020 airshow season. Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force’s only F-35A demonstration team will be reassigned to the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base beginning with the 2020 airshow season.

The single-ship aerial demonstration team will display the capabilities of the F-35A at approximately 20 performances starting in March 2020 and running through November 2020.

A new pilot and team are in the process of being selected from the 388th Fighter Wing. The team, which is sponsored by Air Combat Command, previously fell under Air Education and Training Command and operated out of Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

“As the first airmen to fly the F35A operationally every day and deploy it into combat, we know what it can do,” Col. Steven Behmer, 388th Fighter Wing commander, said. “We’re excited to be able to demonstrate that power, speed and maneuverability to audiences around the world.”

The team’s schedule is currently being built. Airshow coordinators interested in booking the F-35A demonstration team should send requests to acc.a3ta@us.af.mil.