F-35 Flies With Thunderbirds

F-35 and Thunderbird's F-16 in formation

A neat picture of the F-35 keeping up with the Thunderbird's F-16 in a relatively low-speed formation was posted a few days ago on the Thunderbird's Facebook page, and now we have video of this awesome formation!

If you watch the video you can tell that the F-35 is maintaining a higher AOA (angle-of-attack, the angle between the plane's motion and the nose or wing) than the F-16, but at the end the F-35 demonstrates pretty impressive slow-speed handling and its power-to-weight ratio, as it leaves the formation in a vertical climb.

Awesome.