Friday, October 21, 2011

Fifth F-35 now at Eglin

A fifth F-35 Joint Strike Fighter arrived at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., during the week. The aircraft took off from Fort Worth, Texas, for the 90-minute flight for delivery to the 33rd Fighter Wing. The conventional variant of the fighter will be used for pilot and maintainer training at the base’s F-35 Integrated Training Center, where pilots from all the branches and foreign nations will receive initial training. (Source: Second Line of DefenseLockheed Martin, 10/20/11)