Monday, November 12, 2012

More F-35 certifications expected

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The F-35 training program took a big step forward last week when Maj. Joseph Scholtz became the first outside pilot to fully complete his training. Three more pilots are expected to be fully certified by Tuesday. Scholtz is one of two operational evaluators who have been assessing the training system. Reports will be provided to the Air Education and Training Command. If approved, training will begin in earnest at Eglin in January. (Source: Defense News, 11/12/12)