Former instructor pilot from the 388th Fighter Wing, Captain Kristin “Beo” Wolfe has been named as the new demonstration pilot of the USAF F-35A Demo Team for the 2020 and 2021 season to also become the first ever female solo display pilot.
According to the aviation portal theaviationist.com: Capt. Wolfe was announced as the successor to Maj. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, the first-ever F-35A Demo Team pilot, during a reveal today at the Heritage Flight Conference at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, Arizona. Until today, the identity of the new pilot was kept secret. According to Air Force resources, Capt. Wolfe has been flying F-35As since transitioning from the F-22A Raptor in 2017. She has approximately 800 total fighter hours in both of the service’s 5th-generation aircraft.
“It’s extremely humbling and rewarding to get the opportunity to showcase the F-35A at so many different locations,” Capt. Wolfe said in an official press release. “It’s a privilege to work with the best airmen from Hill Air Force Base, and to give people a small glimpse of what this jet is capable of.
Captain Wolfe take Maj. Andrew “Dojo” Olson’s place in the team and she is the first-ever female solo demonstration pilot since Capt. Zoe “Sis” Kotnik was relieved of her command of the F-16 Viper demo team last year.
With over 800 flight hours in both the F22 Raptor and the F-35A Lightning II, Capt. Kristin "BEO" Wolfe is a combat veteran fighter pilot from the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.She'll be "sending it" for the next two years, showcasing the world's most advanced fighter jet to people across the world.Let's get ready to bring the Lightning ⚡⚡