U.S. Navy F-35 Adds Navy Air Power to Midsouth Airshow
MEDIA CONTACT Ami Tipper
Navy F-35C celebrates Navy’s 80th Anniversary in Millington
Millington, Tennessee - (Mar. 21, 2022) – When the U.S. Navy Blue Angels take to the skies at the Midsouth Airshow presented by FedEx on June 18-19, 2022, they’ll be joined by Naval Air Forces F-35C Lightning II Demo Team. This extraordinary lineup of naval air power highlights the historic importance of NAS Memphis as the cradle of naval aviation, and celebrates the Navy’s 80th Anniversary in Millington, Tennessee.
“Nowhere else will you find the Blue Angels, Navy F-35 Demo Team, and U.S. Navy Leap Frogs performing at the same show” says Roy Remington, Executive Director of the Millington-Memphis Airport. “This lineup showcases naval air power and is a testament to the enduring ability of our U.S. Navy to protect America at sea and in the air.”
“Over the past 80 years, tens of thousands of naval aviators have earned their Wings of Gold in Millington” Remington says. “It’s an incredible honor having the Navy F-35 Demo Team fly at the Midsouth Airshow in recognition of this service, and to highlight the incredible strides naval aviation has made during that time”.
The F-35 tactical demonstration is a single-ship performance piloted by LT Joe “811” Calvi with VFA-125 from NAS Lemoore. “Our mission at Lemore is to train F-35C warfighters and get them out to the fleet,” said LT Calvi. “Knowing that Millington served that same mission as the Naval Air Technical Training Center for over 50 years makes flying there all the more meaningful.”
Highlighting the Navy’s 80th Anniversary in Millington, the 2022 Midsouth Airshow is a two-day event featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, C-130 Hercules ‘Fat Albert’, Navy F-35 Demo Team, U.S. Navy Leap Frogs, and static display aircraft including a Navy P-8 Poseidon, Navy F/A-18, and Navy T-45 Goshawk.
Tickets to the Midsouth Airshow are available online at www.MidsouthAirshow.com.