Watch the Air Force's F-35 Demo Team commander break down each of his intense aerial acrobatics

Watch the Air Force's F-35 Demo Team commander break down each of his intense aerial acrobatics

June 11, 2019
  • Air Force Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, commander of the F-35 demonstration team, walked through the maneuvers he pulls off in the stealth fighter in a video recently released by the service.
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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.

Olson performs over Miami Beach, Florida, May 24, 2019.US Air Force/Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

“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,” Olsontold 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 videofirst 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 thebrief analysis from Popular Mechanics.

In the meantime, you can check out the F-35 Demo Team’s 2019 schedulehere.

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