Friday, April 25, 2014

Hill F-16s train with F-35s

F-16 takes off while F-35s taxi in joint training.
Air Force photo
Pilots from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, trained alongside the new F-35 fighter for the first time Thursday at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The pilots didn't fly the F-35 but did participate in a training mission aboard F-16s. Hill will receive 72 F-35s next year. The jets will be flown by 388th and 419th fighter wings. Hill Air Force Base already has trained maintainers to work on F-35s. (Sources:Standard-Examiner, 04/24/14, Salt Lake Tribune, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, 04/25/14)