Tag: F-35C Lightning II

VFA-97 Will be the First F/A-18 Super Hornet Squadron to Transition to the F-35C
VFA-97 Warhawks will receive their first F-35C from March 2020. According to Scramble Magazine Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 "Warhawks" at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California will be the next US Navy Strike Fighter Squadron to transition from the F/A-18 Super Hornet to the F-35C. Noteworthy most of VFA-97...
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...
“Mow Em Down!” The U.S. Navy deactivates VFA-101 Grim Reapers after seven years as F-35C FRS
Today Strike Fighter Squadron 101 (VFA-101) Grim Reapers pass the lead to VFA-125 Rough Raiders as the Fleet Replacement Squadron for the F-35C. Today Strike Fighter Squadron 101 (VFA-101) Grim Reapers pass the lead to VFA-125 Rough Raiders as the Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) for the F-35C. The squadron deactivated after more than seven years of...
Report on U.S. Navy F/A-XX Next Generation Fighter will be ready in Summer
The F/A-XX air-dominance fighter will be a sixth-generation aircraft that eventually will replace the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet strike fighter in the Navy’s carrier air wings. Rear Admiral Scott D. Conn, director of Air Warfare in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, said on Apr. 4 that the analysis of alternatives (AoA) for U.S....
Boeing receives U.S. Navy contract to convert Block II Super Hornets to a new Block III configuration
Boeing will begin converting existing Block II Super Hornets to Block III early in the next decade. The fighter’s life also will be extended from 6,000 hours to 10,000 hours. With a three-year contract award for 78 F/A-18 Block III Super Hornets, Boeing will play a vital role in the U.S. Navy’s...
F-35C IOC comes shortly after the Department of the Navy’s first Lightning II squadron, VFA 147, completed aircraft carrier qualifications aboard USS Carl Vinson and received Safe-For-Flight Operations Certification. The Commander, Naval Air Forces and the U.S. Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Aviation jointly announced that the aircraft carrier variant of...
USN to retire USS Harry S. Truman, cutting aircraft carrier fleet from 11 today to 10
“A 10-carrier, nine Carrier Air Wing force sounds about right to me,” Robert Work, former deputy defense secretary Breaking Defense says the U.S. Navy intends to retire its nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) in the next decade. Truman entered service in 1998 and was built...
Iceman to return in Top Gun sequel 'cause Maverick is still dangerous
The aircraft carrier crew has been ordered to not look at Tom Cruise or to talk to him As we have recently reported Tom Cruise and Paramount crew are aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) aircraft carrier in San Diego for Top Gun: Maverick Production. What we didn’t know is that members of...
The iconic F-14 Tomcat Returns aboard a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier for Top Gun: Maverick
The F-14 in these photos is aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) Taken at San Diego on Feb. 14, 2019 the interesting photos in this post appeared on @Jeremiejca17 Twitter Account and they show an F-14 Tomcat aboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier during Top Gun: Maverick production.
Top Gun: Maverick to feature the iconic F-14 Tomcat
According to some Facebook rumors, the F-14 Tomcat in Top Gun: Maverick will play the role of enemy aircraft The interesting photos in this post show Tom Cruise and Miles Teller on location for ‘Top Gun: Maverick‘ in Lake Tahoe. As reported by Hollywood Pipeline (click here to check out more photos), Cruise,...

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