Friday, May 11, 2012

Two F-35Bs arrive at Eglin

Two F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing production aircraft arrived at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Thursday after a 90-minute flight from Fort Worth, Texas. It brings to 25 the number of production F-35 deliveries to the Department of Defense. The Marine Corps F-35s, designated BF-9 and BF-10, are now assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing's Marine Fighter/Attack Squadron 501 residing with the host 33d Fighter Wing. Eglin now has 11 F-35s. Both jets will be used for pilot and maintainer training at the F-35 Integrated Training Center. Another F-35B, BF-11, is also slated to arrive soon at Eglin. (Source: PRNewswire, 05/10/12)