8 August 2012: Traveling at 400 knots at 4,200 feet altitude in F-35B BF3, Lockheed Martin test pilot Dan Levin dropped an inert 1,000-pound GBU-32 JDAM over the Atlantic test range. The 0.8-hour mission was the F-35 program’s first weapon separation. The milestone flight was BF-3 Flight 224.
AVIATION: F-35 debut at Farnborough airshow infographic
July 11, 2016 - July 17, 2016 - The world’s most advanced fighter jet, the F-35 Lightning II, is making its first appearance at the Farnborough airshow in the UK. Three F-35B jump jet aircraft are due to perform in the skies over the week-long event. infographic
U.S. Marine Corps Declares The F-35B Operational - Defense Update:
The U.S. Marine Corps' F-35B Lightning II aircraft reached initial operational capability today with a squadron of 10 F-35Bs ready for world-wide deployment. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121), based in Yuma, Arizona, is the first squadron in military history to become operational with an F-35 variant, following a five-day Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI), which concluded July 17. - Defense Update:
PICTURES: First flight for Israel's F-35A Adir
Lockheed Martin completed the first flight of an F-35A Adir for the Israeli air force on 25 July, just one month after rolling the aircraft out at its Fort Worth site in Texas on 22 June.
A35-005 (cn AU-05) Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Photo by Brandon Thetford | AIRFIGHTERS.COM
A35-005 (cn AU-05) Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II, Fort Worth - NAS JRB / Carswell Field (AFB) (NFW / KFWH), Australia Air Force, High quality military aircraft photos at the internet military aviation leader, AIRFIGHTERS.COM!
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