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Meet Capt. Lindsay “MAD” Johnson

Captain Lindsay “Mad” Johnson, the A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team Pilot and Commander at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona will demonstrate her unwavering dedication to excellence on June 24-25, 2023 at the New York Air Show! With an impressive track record, Capt. Johnson has become a true symbol of the United States Air Force’s prowess and commitment.

As the commander of the A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team, Capt. Johnson assumes the crucial responsibility of showcasing the A-10 Thunderbolt II at over 20 airshows annually, both domestically and internationally. Through her exceptional flying skills and precise maneuvers, she captivates audiences, leaving them in awe of the A-10’s remarkable capabilities. Each demonstration is not just a display of raw power, but a tribute to the Air Force’s rich heritage, as Capt. Johnson and her team perform formation flights with the Heritage Flight Foundation.

Capt. Johnson’s journey to becoming a distinguished pilot began when she commissioned through the United States Air Force Academy in 2014, earning a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Sciences – Human Factors. Her thirst for knowledge and commitment to continuous growth led her to pursue a master’s degree in Aviation Safety from the Florida Institute of Technology. This blend of academic excellence and a deep understanding of the complexities of aviation makes her an exceptional leader in her field.

Throughout her career, Capt. Johnson has served in various locations, including Texas, Korea, and her current base in Arizona. As a veteran instructor pilot, she has accumulated an impressive 1,250 flight hours, with 431 of those hours spent in combat, supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and the Resolute Support Mission. These experiences have molded her into a seasoned aviator, capable of executing her duties with utmost precision and composure.

Notably, before her current position, Capt. Johnson served as an Instructor Pilot and Flight Commander in the 357th Fighter Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Her role as an instructor exemplifies her commitment to passing on her knowledge and expertise to the next generation of aviators, ensuring the continuity of excellence within the Air Force.

Beyond her accomplishments in the air, Capt. Johnson’s leadership extends to a 10-person team, including maintenance and public affairs Airmen. Her ability to guide and inspire her team members is a testament to her exceptional leadership skills. By fostering a culture of collaboration and professionalism, she ensures that her team operates at the highest levels of efficiency, leaving no room for compromise.

Capt. Lindsay “MAD” Johnson is a true embodiment of the Air Force’s core values: integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. Her unwavering commitment to her craft, her team, and the legacy of the Air Force is evident in every airshow performance and each mission she undertakes. As she soars through the sky with the A-10 Thunderbolt II, she not only showcases the capabilities of this remarkable aircraft but also serves as an inspiration to all who witness her remarkable skills and leadership.

In the face of evolving challenges and an ever-changing global landscape, it is leaders like Capt. Johnson who ensure the United States Air Force remains at the forefront of military aviation. Her dedication, professionalism, and remarkable achievements make her a role model for aspiring aviators and a source of immense pride for the entire nation. We salute Capt. Lindsay “MAD” Johnson for her outstanding service, and we eagerly welcome her to the 2023 New York Air Show!

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