Monday, March 23, 2015

Australian pilot has 1st F-35 flight

Australia's first F-35A pilot, Squadron Leader Andrew Jackson, took his first flight in an F-35A fighter at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., on March 17. He flew a U.S. plane because Australian F-35A aircraft are currently located at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., in anticipation of the opening of a pilot training center there in mid-2015. Jackson will continue his training program over the coming months. Australia's first F-35A flew in October 2014. (Source: Australian Defence Magazine, 03/23/15) Previous