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.
“This show is going to solidify the F-35 in its rightful place, just the absolute, cutting-edge stealth fighter jet here and it's ready and so capable,” Olson told 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 video first 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 the brief analysis from Popular Mechanics. In the meantime, you can check out the F-35 Demo Team's 2019 schedule here.