Lightning in the night

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Demarka Smith, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, watches as the engines of an F-35A Lightning II are turned on May 30, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The 33 FW conducted F-35A night flying operations May 29-31, 2018, satisfying a training requirement for student pilots who will routinely fly day and night operations upon entering the combat Air Force. During this iteration of the pilot training syllabus, the night flying portion was stretched later into evening hours than in the past, allowing for more qualifications to be checked off across fewer days. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson
VIRIN: 180530-F-HX320-0095.JPG
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