A Day in the Life of an F-35A Lightning II pilot

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  • By Airman 1st Class Tiffany Price
U.S. Air Force Capt. “Murf” Zillweger, 34th Fighter Squadron F-35A Lightning II pilot, prepares for take-off at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 20, 2021. Checkered Flag 21-2 is a large-scale aerial exercise designed to integrate fourth-generation aircraft like the F-15E Strike Eagle and fifth-generation airframes like the F-35 to enhance mobility, deployment and employment capabilities of aviators and maintainers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany Price)