Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sixth F-35 now at Eglin

AF-13, a conventional takeoff and landing variant F-35A, has been delivered to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The plane departed Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base in Texas Wednesday for delivery to the 33rd Fighter Wing. The plane, piloted by Marine Corps Maj. Joseph Bachmann, touched down at 11:44 a.m. after a 90-minute ferry flight. AF-13 is the sixth F-35A delivered to Eglin, where it will be used for pilot and maintainer training at the base's new F-35 Integrated Training Center. (Source: Lockheed Martin, 10/27/11)