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An interview with an F-35 pilot from the United States Air Force F-35 Lightning II Demonstration Team, and an audio recording of her aerobatic performance.
This episode focuses on the United States Air Force F-35 Lightning II Demonstration Team that flew both days at the Sun ‘n Fun Holiday Flying Festival and Car Show held December 4-5, 2020 in Lakeland, Florida. That event included Central Florida Classic STOL qualifying and finals, a nighttime balloon glow, a car show, and an air show with the F-35, F-16, P-51, and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Black Daggers.
We recorded an interview with F-35 pilot Kristin “Beo” Wolfe that was posted on Facebook Live. This podcast episode includes the audio from that conversation but we’ve compensated for some audio quality issues in the video.
In addition to the interview with Beo, we have a recording of her F-35 aerobatic performance at the Flying Festival. If you like the sound of a jet fighter on afterburner, you’ll enjoy this recording.
We captured Beo’s F-35 flight as a high-resolution binaural recording. You can listen with earbuds or a good home speaker system, but for the best effect, you’ll need high-quality headphones. Good headphones will reproduce the spatial perspective of the F-35 flight and produce a visceral feeling almost like being there.
We’d like to thank the F-35 Demo Team for giving us access to pilot Kristin “Beo” Wolfe after her first flying performance of the weekend. And thanks to Beo for her time after a long day.
Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo coming to Lakeland, Florida April 13-18, 2021.
Totally found this event spectacular considering all the non-flying events this past year. I was interested to hear what pilot “Beo” had to say. She certainly didn’t disappoint.
I started to listen to one of your podcasts and in the intro it’s mentioned antimicrobial coatings. My company makes these. I stopped the recording to get my wife so she could hear and lost that episode. I thought it was Sept 20, 2020. I however cannot locate that episode. Can you direct me where to locate?
I think that was Episode 662, published September 30, 2020. Find it here: http://www.airplanegeeks.com/2020/09/30/622-hypersonic-flight/.