Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Photo by Angel DelCueto Job Reference Number: FP161052 Rein WMJ Reference Number: 16-03497 Customer: Mike Rein, Communications Event: F-35A Arrival at RAF Fairford F-35 Heritage Flight Team Location: R
Maj. Daniel Daehler, 944th Operations Group Det. 2, F-35 instructor pilot, walks off the flightline at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, after flying a F-35 Lightning II from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, to RAF Fairford making it his first trans-Atlantic flight and the first U.S. Air Force F-35 trans-Atlantic flight. The trip to the United Kingdom was in support of the Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford in southern England. The group from Luke flew three F-35’s to the air show allowing the crowds to witness an aerial performance and were able to get up close to the aircraft with a static display. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jarad Denton)