Thursday, June 27, 2013

Second F-35C now at Eglin

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Less than a week after getting its first Navy variant of the F-35, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 received its second F-35C Tuesday. The F-35C arrived after a 90-minute flight from the Lockheed Martin production line in Fort Worth, Texas. It was in the same formation that brought the U.K.'s third F-35 to Eglin. The Navy's first F-35C at Eglin arrived Saturday. VFA 101 will serve as the F-35C Fleet Replacement Squadron, training both aircrew and maintenance personnel to fly and repair the F-35C. (Source: GCAC, 06/27/13) Previous: UK F-35 arrives at Eglin; First Navy F-35 arrives at Eglin