Capt. Kristin 'BEO' Wolfe, Commander of the F35A Lightning II Demo Team. Hill Air Force Base, Utah [1080×719]
By - 305FUN
For a minute there I thought she had an in flight canopy failure and was about to eject.
It’s actually the F-35D convertible coup.
>F35 Spyder sounds like an actual Ferrari
This is the 355 Ferrari's distant cousin the F35 La Americana.
You know, cool like a Ferrari, only cooler.
A bit faster, more agile, a tad more expensive, with limited edition LO paint, holds a variety of different luggage types (bombs and missles) and kills it at a track meet.
Tf is a coup? You mean coupe?
> Sweet pic.
"Your captain has turned off the fasten seat belts sign. You are free to walk about the cabin."
Just gonna fix the helmet real quick before I yeet myself
That would be a really shitty angle for the canopy to eject at to. F-35's don't jettison the canopy, the pilots just smash through the glass.
I'm sure there's some multi-million dollar aerospace engineering going into that charge, but it sure does *look* like detcord stuck to the canopy with two strips of duct tape.
I’m just sitting here trying to figure how someone’s supposed to eject from a helicopter.
It's a unique feature of Kamov attack helos. They explode away the blades, then the cockpit roof goes kaboom, and then your seat shoots you straight up through where the blades were less than a second ago.
One time things really need to be done in a specific order!
This is relevant to what I said how? I'm aware what the ejection process is. I was talking about a hypothetical ejection where the canopy is open. It obviously would never happen but when you put in the context of the comment I was replying to...
And yes the F-35 is hinged in the front because of the lift fan. This isn't a B model though this is an A, they just use it for all the models for some reason.
In the hypothetical event of an ejection with the canopy open, the pilot probably dies. The ejection seat should never be armed with the canopy open.
Congrats you figured out the point of "that would be a shitty angle to eject at"
>For a minute there I thought she had an in flight canopy failure and was about to eject.
Thought exactly the same thing.
I thought that too. I was like "I'm not *that* high anymore"
"Ope, I guess I better put on my mask."
Ha, me too. The thumbnail made me think "whoa, they can open the canopy mid-flight?!"
or returning to her seat post-[Rendezook](/r/Battlefield)
Looks like she's about to do some Battlefield nonsense
was wondering where the bf comment was
I like the nickname. Beo-Wolfe.
One of my friends is a retired fighter pilot and his nickname was Chewie or Chewbacca. Apparently he made a Chewbacca noise in his first flight and it stuck.
I'd be surprised if that wasn't how most of them came about.
Call signs are never cool ones like Maverick or Iceman or some such. It's either usually based on your name itself, or quite possibly something dumb you've done. And you don't get to pick your own. Basically, they're like any other nickname.
Honestly, the only way I could see “Iceman” coming to be is someone putting WAAAY too much ice in his drinks
"Yeah, he pulled a muscle during PT and reeked of Icy Hot for the next 3 days."
Or if someone choked on an ice cube?
I did know a guy nicknamed "Terminator," but that's because he knife handed like crazy whenever he ran. He was very much not a cold-blooded killing machine from the future.
I remember seeing a list of nicknames and how they came about I'll see if I can find it
Some of those are pretty cool until you read why they got the name. Like ACE.
Why does the canopy open forward like my old Saab 900’s front hood?
So the canopy opening mechanism's placement doesn't interfere with the F-35B's STOVL fan.
plus it looks cool as fuck
So the Europeans will feel at home 🤗
Easier access to the ejection seat and the equipment behind it without having to remove the canopy.
I maintained her flight equipment back when she flew F-22s.
Is she chill or nah spill the tea
Like most of the pilots I've worked with she's cool.
Don’t pilots even actively work on being cool? I know that “cool pilot voice” they all do isn’t a coincidence.
It's actually an impersonation of Chuck Yeager and ATC does impersonations of the NASA Gemini/Apollo controllers.
Goddamn me if Chuck Yeager wasn’t one of the coolest dudes ever born
Are they cool because they're pilots? Or are they pilots because they're cool? 🤔
Nah the pilot voice definitely has providence in real life - probably Chuck Yeager from other comments
I think his username answers your question
Oh God, you got to touch F-22s.... Oh God, you've gotten to touch a fighter jet.... Ggaahh giggidity...
I've gotten to touch the fuselage of a few different planes in my time, but not something modern.
When I visited the Smithsonian Air and Space beside the airport, I just about died and went to heaven...
I never realized just how big the F35 was. wow
The F22 is even bigger
She's a fat and freakishly loud turd.
F35 goes screaming by:
It's faster than sound though, by the time you'd hear it you'd probably be dead if you were it's target.
Even better, it hangs out where you can't hear or see it and hucks missiles at you, then when it runs out it tells everyone else where to huck missiles at you.
I thought you were talking about the pilot for a second.
Me too, then I went "oh, yeah..."
Despite only having a single engine, it's got an empty/dry weight higher than the Eurofighter's and a far bit higher fully loaded.
That's what she said....
Had no idea that the F-35 doubled as a convertible.
If I could do my life over I’d 100% fly jets. Badass picture of a badass pilot
[F-35 walkaround video with the same pilot] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoIbyrJFNaE)
Holy shit, this is one of the coolest pics someone could get, holy shit
That one must have an engine.
She was promoted to Major now.
looks kind of like a shot of her ejecting
The amount of "cargo space" behind the seat is insane!
Jesus christ these planes are fookin' massive.
I'm just curious, why do you not want to cut the canopy within 3 inches of frame?
3 inches is the length of like 0.34 'Zulay Premium Quality Metal Lemon Squeezers' layed next to each other
3 inches is 7.62 cm
“Capt. Kristin “BEO” Wolfe”
… it took me way too long to get that one 😂
I still don’t get it
> I still don’t get it
Pointy end of the spear! Just the tip, mam!
"Hi, I'm Kristin Wolfe, and this is Jackass."
So awesome. I get to watch the jets from Hill fly over just about every day and it never is not amazing.
She’s flying with the canopy open?! Zomg.
Took a second, but: She's on the ground and the landing gear's down.
ohh that makes so much more sense since I saw that she wasn't wearing the breathing equipment
The fighter is badass. She is super badass!
> She is super badass!
And she's the first female F-35A Demo Team Commander.
Exactly why I said what I did. That’s hard to accomplish and she gets to claim the first woman to do it.
Are any of their crew chiefs female? Is it the same crew of racist white men on the demo team at Hill? Are they still working out of the 4th?
The demo team is propaganda for boot licking chumps and children too dumb to realize it's a machine designed to kill people.
>Country is a warmongering death state
Death to Imperialism, Fascism, Nazism, Communism, Al Quada, ISIS, to name a few.
>Lol like america isn't desperately trying to relive the imperialist age
oh yeah? How so?
Love hearing these flyover everyday🇺🇸
Hot damn. What a beautiful plane. Bad ass pilot too.
Odd way to fly a jet.
Haha 69, nice
I’m confused can someone explain this
Also what’s the thing underneath the jet
the perk of being born with a badass name
From far away I thought she was eating breakfast
Drop back that sunroof!
Pretty cool also cool call sign.
That call sign is awesome
U got me for a second ngl.