Tag: F-35B Lightning II

Check out these Awesome Pictures of USAF B-2 Spirits Conducting Integration Flying Training With RAF F-35B Joint Strike Fighters
This has been the first time, UK F-35 Lightning jets conducted integration flying training with the USAF B-2 Spirit stealth bombers. Taken on Aug. 30, 2019 above the English countryside near Dover and Folkstone, the beautiful images in this post show B-2 Spirits, currently deployed to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire (UK) as part...
1st Lt. Catherine Stark is the First female Marine selected to fly the F-35C
The first female Marine F-35B pilot is about to graduate as well. While her graduation is fast approaching, 1st Lt. Catherine Stark, was recently the first female Marine selected to fly the F-35C. 1st Lt. Catherine Stark from Erie has been selected to fly the F-35C, she is the first female U.S. Marine Corps...
Bird strike causes more than $2 million in damages to USMC F-35B
Initial assessments indicated the bird strike caused the F-35B more than $2 million in damages, making it a Class A mishap. On May 7 a U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) F-35B with Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing operating out of Iwakuni, Japan had a bird strike. The F-35B...
First Elephant Walk for USMC F-35B Stealth Fighters
The safe launch and recovery of the aircraft affirms the squadron’s commitment to achieving and sustaining the highest level of readiness in order to train the next generation of F-35B pilots. Taken on May 1, 2019 at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort, the photos in this post show Marine Fighter Attack...
Japan to deploy its first F-35A Stealth Fighter at Misawa Air Base this month
The F-35A stealth fighter was on a training flight 135km away from Misawa Air Base. A Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) F-35A Lightning II stealth fighter has gone missing after taking off from Misawa Air Base on Apr. 9, 2019 at 7:27pm local time. "It disappeared from radars,"...
Sunset falls on the iconic EA-6B Prowler
The USMC deactivated VMAQ-2 “Death Jesters,” the service final electronic attack squadron in a ceremony on Mar. 8, 2019 at Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, N.C. sending its EA-6B Prowler jet into retirement. The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) deactivated Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 (VMAQ-2) “Death Jesters,” the service final...
This RAF Tornado Navigator is the first Tonka crew member to fly 6000 hours in the type
To date Flight Lieutenant Chris Stradling is the only person from the nations who fly the Tornado – UK, Italy, Germany and Saudi Arabia, to break the 6000-hour mark A Royal Air Force (RAF) Tornado navigator from RAF Marham has become the first person in history to log over 6000 hours flying...
This USMC F-35B is the 91st and final F-35 delivered in 2018
Next year Lockheed Martin is set to deliver more than 130 F-35s Taken at Fort Worth, Texas, on Dec. 20, 2018 the photo in this post shows the delivery of the 91st F-35 aircraft for the year. Noteworthy with the delivery of this aircraft Lockheed Martin...
Some USMC F-35Bs grounded again
Two new parts that will require inspection were found on older F-35Bs F-35Bs with higher flight hours have been temporarily by F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) after that two new parts that will require inspection were found on older models of the jets. As reported by Marine Corps Times, a spokesman for the F-35 JPO did not disclose exactly how many...
Cool photos show RN and RAF F-35 pilots conducting first night flying trials off HMS Queen Elizabeth
HMS Queen Elizabeth has been kitted out with specially-designed LED lighting on her flight deck to aid night time landings Taken on Oct. 3, 2018 the amazing pictures in this post show Royal Navy and Royal Air Force Test Pilots conducting the first night flying trials off the United Kingdom’s largest warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth. The trials included state-of-the-art night-vision technology,...

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