June 14-16, 2024

RickenBacker International Airport Columbus, Ohio

F-35A Lightning II Eglin AFB

F-35A Lightning II Eglin AFB
The F-35A Lightning II is an incredible fighter jet. It is the USAF’s fifth-generation fighter that will eventually replace the aging fleet of F-16s and A-10s. The F-35s are equipped with the next generation of stealth technology and enhanced capabilities to survive in advanced threat environments.


Primary Function: Multirole fighter
Prime Contractor: Lockheed Martin
Power Plant: One Pratt & Whitney F135-PW-100 turbofan engine
Thrust: 43,000 pounds
Wingspan: 35 feet (10.7 meters)
Length: 51 feet (15.7 meters)
Height: 14 feet (4.38 meters)
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 70,000 pound class
Fuel Capacity: Internal: 18,498 pounds
Payload: 18,000 pounds (8,160 kilograms)
Speed: Mach 1.6 (~1,200 mph)
Range: More than 1,350 miles with internal fuel (1,200+ nautical miles), unlimited with aerial refueling
Ceiling: Above 50,000 feet (15 kilometers)
Armament: Internal and external capability. Munitions carried vary based on mission requirements.
Crew: One

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