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Capt. Kristin 'BEO' Wolfe, Commander of the F35A Lightning II Demo Team. Hill Air Force Base, Utah [1080×719]

Capt. Kristin 'BEO' Wolfe, Commander of the F35A Lightning II Demo Team. Hill Air Force Base, Utah [1080×719]

valspare

Sweet pic. For a minute there I thought she had an in flight canopy failure and was about to eject.


Regayov

It’s actually the F-35D convertible coup.


Kodiak_DET4

Spyderrrrr


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valspare

>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.


samppsaa

Tf is a coup? You mean coupe?


305FUN

> Sweet pic. Another shot. https://i.imgur.com/GhKQ8P0.jpg


Silverback40

"Your captain has turned off the fasten seat belts sign. You are free to walk about the cabin."


IsTowel

Just gonna fix the helmet real quick before I yeet myself


NoFunAllowed-

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.


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Dominus-Temporis

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.


FeloniusDirtBurglary

I’m just sitting here trying to figure how someone’s supposed to eject from a helicopter.


AssholeNeighborVadim

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.


netgrey

One time things really need to be done in a specific order!


forfriedrice

Poorly


NoFunAllowed-

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.


Deedle_Deedle

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.


NoFunAllowed-

Congrats you figured out the point of "that would be a shitty angle to eject at"


takethisnameand

>For a minute there I thought she had an in flight canopy failure and was about to eject. Thought exactly the same thing.


Ivebeenfurthereven

/r/confusingperspective


Singularity7979

I thought that too. I was like "I'm not *that* high anymore"


TiresOnFire

"Ope, I guess I better put on my mask."


jokerzwild00

Ha, me too. The thumbnail made me think "whoa, they can open the canopy mid-flight?!"


nayhem_jr

or returning to her seat post-[Rendezook](/r/Battlefield)


luckygiraffe

Looks like she's about to do some Battlefield nonsense


phoenixs13

The rendezook?


is-this-mark

was wondering where the bf comment was


Metzger4

I like the nickname. Beo-Wolfe.


WorshipNickOfferman

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.


TheObstruction

I'd be surprised if that wasn't how most of them came about.


eidetic

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.


TheHiddenToad

Honestly, the only way I could see “Iceman” coming to be is someone putting WAAAY too much ice in his drinks


mark_lee

"Yeah, he pulled a muscle during PT and reeked of Icy Hot for the next 3 days."


movingchicane

Or if someone choked on an ice cube?


Dominus-Temporis

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.


Bad_Human

I remember seeing a list of nicknames and how they came about I'll see if I can find it edit https://www.f-16.net/callsigns.html


RomeoWhiskey

Some of those are pretty cool until you read why they got the name. Like ACE.


Tut_Rampy

Ooooooohhh


GreasyBurgerLocker

Why does the canopy open forward like my old Saab 900’s front hood?


chrome1453

So the canopy opening mechanism's placement doesn't interfere with the F-35B's STOVL fan.


Theo_95

plus it looks cool as fuck


Kodiak_DET4

So the Europeans will feel at home 🤗


Deedle_Deedle

Easier access to the ejection seat and the equipment behind it without having to remove the canopy.


good_choice13

r/confusingperspective


itsnunyabusiness

I maintained her flight equipment back when she flew F-22s.


NOISY_SUN

Is she chill or nah spill the tea


itsnunyabusiness

Like most of the pilots I've worked with she's cool.


Tut_Rampy

Don’t pilots even actively work on being cool? I know that “cool pilot voice” they all do isn’t a coincidence.


Tony49UK

It's actually an impersonation of Chuck Yeager and ATC does impersonations of the NASA Gemini/Apollo controllers.


Tut_Rampy

Goddamn me if Chuck Yeager wasn’t one of the coolest dudes ever born


SCUD

Are they cool because they're pilots? Or are they pilots because they're cool? 🤔


Tut_Rampy

Nah the pilot voice definitely has providence in real life - probably Chuck Yeager from other comments


Zorro237

I think his username answers your question


sirrush7

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...


reddy_kil0watt

Hey oh!!!


TacticalFridge

I never realized just how big the F35 was. wow


movingchicane

The F22 is even bigger


El_Mnopo

She's a fat and freakishly loud turd.


thedman9052

F35 goes screaming by: "stelth"


KaBar42

"stelf"


LeviPorton

It's faster than sound though, by the time you'd hear it you'd probably be dead if you were it's target.


thedman9052

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.


Thebuddyboss

I thought you were talking about the pilot for a second.


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Me too, then I went "oh, yeah..."


Tony49UK

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.


zeta_cartel_CFO

That's what she said....


SomeAussie_Guy

Had no idea that the F-35 doubled as a convertible.


2Alien4Earth

If I could do my life over I’d 100% fly jets. Badass picture of a badass pilot


kgaragetech

[F-35 walkaround video with the same pilot] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoIbyrJFNaE)


Vlad-the-Inhailer

Badass bitch


bfitzusaf

Which one?


_JETZT_

Holy shit, this is one of the coolest pics someone could get, holy shit


equatorbit

That one must have an engine.


jayovergmax

She was promoted to Major now.


handburger_64

r/confusing_perspective looks kind of like a shot of her ejecting


bfitzusaf

The amount of "cargo space" behind the seat is insane!


Leondardo_1515

Jesus christ these planes are fookin' massive.


mktoaster

I'm just curious, why do you not want to cut the canopy within 3 inches of frame? Ejection charges?


useles-converter-bot

3 inches is the length of like 0.34 'Zulay Premium Quality Metal Lemon Squeezers' layed next to each other


converter-bot

3 inches is 7.62 cm


HellblazerPrime

“Capt. Kristin “BEO” Wolfe” … it took me way too long to get that one 😂


jardley

I still don’t get it


305FUN

> I still don’t get it Beowulf https://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/britannia/anglo-saxon/beowulf/beowulf.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beowulf


Commercial-Health-19

Pointy end of the spear! Just the tip, mam!


Jinshu_Daishi

"Hi, I'm Kristin Wolfe, and this is Jackass."


MrsRoseyCrotch

So awesome. I get to watch the jets from Hill fly over just about every day and it never is not amazing.


TheDevilNuts

She’s flying with the canopy open?! Zomg.


fluffs-von

Took a second, but: She's on the ground and the landing gear's down.


Department-Infamous

ohh that makes so much more sense since I saw that she wasn't wearing the breathing equipment


UncleBenji

The fighter is badass. She is super badass!


305FUN

> She is super badass! And she's the first female F-35A Demo Team Commander.


UncleBenji

Exactly why I said what I did. That’s hard to accomplish and she gets to claim the first woman to do it.


KrombopulosBilly

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.


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valspare

>Country is a warmongering death state Damn right. Death to Imperialism, Fascism, Nazism, Communism, Al Quada, ISIS, to name a few.


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valspare

>Lol like america isn't desperately trying to relive the imperialist age oh yeah? How so?


Gille_ii

Love hearing these flyover everyday🇺🇸


vectorized

Hot damn. What a beautiful plane. Bad ass pilot too.


Vee32

Odd way to fly a jet.


Conartistnumber1

Haha 69, nice


Impressive-Access-64

I’m confused can someone explain this Also what’s the thing underneath the jet


NokkNokk92

Landing gear


Dan_from_97

the perk of being born with a badass name


TheWayToBe714

From far away I thought she was eating breakfast


luger114

Drop back that sunroof!


spiritus_systems_guy

Pretty cool also cool call sign.


FelineSPQR

That call sign is awesome


69ManasviPuSSyLover

U got me for a second ngl.


69ManasviPuSSyLover

U got me for a second ngl.