F-35 pilots explain why the public still doesn't get the US's newest fighter jet

Business Insider | 3/24/2018 | The Aviationist
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Maj. Scott "Worm" Trageser and Capt. Mark "Quatro" Tappendorf spoke about their F-35 aircraft.

They described perhaps the single most significant force multiplier of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program.

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They also explained what was likely the most misunderstood part of the aircraft.

"Think of the Apple computer when it was first built in the 1970s and the iPhone now. That is the difference we are talking about."

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That's how U.S. Air Force Reserve Major Scott Trageser, callsign "Worm", described the single largest benefit of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program for the U.S. Air Force Reserve and USAF along with other F-35 partner nations.

Maj. Scott "Worm" Trageser and Capt. Mark "Quatro" Tappendorf of the Air Force Reserve 466th Fighter Squadron, 419th Fighter Wing, from Hill AFB, Utah, spoke to TheAviationist.com about their Lockheed Martin F-35A Lighting II aircraft before flying an aerial refueling training mission over the Atlantic Ocean with KC-10 Extender aerial tankers from the 514th Air Mobility Wing of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst last week.

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"The ability to put all this new software, new radar technology, new electronic warfare in a thing called 'fusion' and package it in a low-observable platform. It is a huge advantage. I can get in there and kill their guy before he sees me, both air-to-air and air-to-ground."

Maj. Trageser and Capt. Tappendorf described perhaps the single most significant force multiplier of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program, and likely the most misunderstood.

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Think of how you use your smartphone connected with your car: While driving you get directions, find restaurants, make reservations and invite friends for dinner. You can even voice-text them to bring a gift to dinner or change the location of the event while on your way. Your car's sensors help you stay in your lane and avoid collisions with other moving cars while you communicate. A...
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