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500th F-35 pilot graduated at Eglin AFB
Maj. Chris Campbell completed approximately 200 hours of academics, 14 simulators, a high-speed taxi and six flights in the aircraft before being deemed qualified as the 500th F-35 pilot Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) has trained and graduated the 500th F-35 pilot on Sep. 19, 2017. Maj. Chris Campbell was previously a F-16 test pilot (featuring more than 1,000 fighter...
This “interaction ensures the services are flying with standardized F-35 tactics across the fleet and share best-practices,” Col. Ryan Suttlemyre, 33rd Operations Group commander Red Flag 17-3, which started on Jul. 10 and runs till Jul. 28, will see the F-35A from the Air Force and F-35B from the Marine Corps participating together in the exercise for the first time. As reported...
Even though training pilots to fly a fifth-generation fighter is a daunting task, the Air National Guard has more than 10 years of experience in training F-22 drivers As the skies over Valparaiso, Florida, play host to numerous aircraft from multiple branches of the Department of Defense (DoD), pilots from the Florida Air National Guard (FLANG) are training aviators on the Air Force’s F-35A Lightning...

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