Ultra cool video filmed inside the Lightning II cockpit during the National Salute to America’s Heroes Airshow.
After teasing it with some short clips published in the last few weeks, the F-35 Demo Team has eventually released a full cockpit video filmed with 360 degree technology as Air Force pilot Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, commander of the Team and display pilot, performed over Miami Beach, Florida, during the Miami Beach Air and Sea Show last weekend.
It’s the first time a wide-angle camera sneaks into the cockpit of the 5th generation aircraft to give viewers an idea of what it looks like to fly aerobatic maneuvers with the F-35: you can clearly see Dojo using stick and throttle through the various maneuvers.
Pretty cool. (If you can’t see the embedded video below, click here).
Noteworthy, the U.S. Air Force seems to have become more willing to release clips showing details of the cockpits of its stealth aircraft.
You will probably remember the video showing the cockpit of a Spirit stealth bomber released for the very first time in the 30-year history of the U.S. Air Force B-2 stealth bomber program recently (as well as my details breakdown of what can be seen in that video). And, something similar has happened with the Raptor fleet as well when, a couple of weeks ago, a pretty rare clip, filmed inside an F-22, was released by the Raptor Demo Team.