Air Force names 2023 Demonstration Team Pilots

Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, certified the aerial demonstration teams ahead of the 2023 air show season and the major command recently announced the 2023 ACC demonstration team pilots.

Throughout a nine-month air show season, the single-ship demonstration teams travel across the United States to connect with the American public and veterans, recruit and retain personnel, display Air Force airpower to the public, and enhance community and internal relations for the U.S. The teams highlight ACC’s combat capabilities through aerial demonstrations, pay tribute to U.S. Air Force history by flying unique heritage formation flights, and interact with local communities through outreach events.

A diverse group of Airmen make up the ACC demo teams, each with an important role necessary to the successful execution of the team’s overall mission. The demo team pilots command and lead their teams in showcasing the unmatched maneuverability and airpower capabilities of the Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II, F-16 Viper, F-22 Raptor and the A-10C Thunderbolt II.

Meet ACC’s aerial demonstration team pilots:

F-35A Lightning II Demo Team

Maj. Kristin Wolfe, commander, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team, 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, leads the mission to showcase the unique aerial capabilities of the most advanced fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter, the F-35A. She is a former F-22A pilot, and an operational F-35A pilot assigned to Hill AFB, with more than 900 flying hours including time in the T-6 Texan and T-38 Talon.

F-16 Viper Demo Team

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