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F-35A Demonstration Team completes first show

Photo of the F-35 Demonstration Team.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Kristin "BEO" Wolfe, the F-35A Demonstration Team pilot, performs the "High Speed Pass" during the Thunder over Cedar Creek Lake airshow July 4, 2020, Cedar Creek Lake, Texas. The Thunder over Cedar Creek Lake air show was the first public performance for the F-35 Demonstration Team since their rebasing from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, to Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Kip Sumner)

Photo of the F-35 Demonstration Team.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Kristin "BEO" Wolfe, the F-35A Demonstration Team pilot, flies in a heritage flight formation with a P-51 Mustang and A-10 Demonstration Team pilot, Maj. Cody "ShIV" Wilton, July 3, 2020, Tyler, Texas. The Thunder over Cedar Creek Lake air show was the first public performance for the F-35 Demonstration Team since their rebasing from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, to Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Kip Sumner)

Photo of the F-35 Demonstration Team.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Kristin "BEO" Wolfe, the F-35A Demonstration Team pilot, banks during her aerial profile at the Thunder over Cedar Creek Lake airshow July 4, 2020, Cedar Creek Lake, Texas. The Thunder over Cedar Creek Lake air show was the first public performance for the F-35 Demonstration Team since their rebasing from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, to Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Kip Sumner)

Photo of the F-35 Demonstration Team.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Madison "Rocky" Burgess, F-35A Demonstration Team safety observer, prepares to deplane July 2, 2020, Tyler, Texas. The F-35 Demo Team safety officer is responsible for monitoring the demonstration routine and acts as the on-the-ground wingman for the demo pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Kip Sumner)

Photo of the F-35 Demonstration Team.

Spectators watch as the F-35 Demonstration Team prepares for an air show practice for the Thunder over Cedar Creek Lake air show July 4, 2020, Tyler, Texas. The Thunder over Cedar Creek Lake air show was the first public performance for the F-35 Demonstration Team since their rebasing from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, to Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Kip Sumner)

Photo of the F-35 Demonstration Team.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Kristin "BEO" Wolfe, the F-35A Demonstration Team pilot, prepares to deplane after landing for the Thunder over Cedar Creek air show July 2, 2020, Tyler, Texas. The Thunder over Cedar Creek Lake air show was the first public performance for the F-35 Demonstration Team since their rebasing from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, to Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Kip Sumner)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- On July 4, the United States Air Force's F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team completed their first air show since being assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing.

The team, led by Capt. Kristin "BEO" Wolfe, performed at the Thunder over Cedar Creek Lake airshow at Cedar Creek Lake, Texas.

The temperatures were in the 90s, which Wolfe said was perfect for the kinds of maneuvers the F-35 performs.

“The final maneuver we perform is the Tactical Pitch, which is always a crowd-pleaser as we show the high angle-of-attack maneuvering of the jet,” she said. “Ultimately, the Texas humidity and environmentals over the lake gave us some awesome vape for multiple maneuvers. We were excited to show the jet off, represent the combat-ready Airmen at the 388th Fighter Wing, and celebrate the 4th of July weekend in Texas.”

Air show and Air Force officials asked guests to practice social distancing to protect the health of everyone attending. F-35 Demo Team spokesperson Capt. Kip Sumner emphasized that the safety of team members and Airmen is a top priority.

“We encouraged everyone coming to see at us the show to wear face-masks, practice social distancing, and follow all other CDC guidance,” Sumner said. “This helped to ensure the safety of other airshow attendees and our Airmen.”

Follow the F-35A Demo Team and other Air Force flying demonstrations on the Air Combat Command home page at www.acc.af.mil/Home/Aerial-Events/Heritage-Flight/ACC-Consolidated-schedule/.