F-35C Lightning II

USMC CH-53K refuels from KC-130 while transporting F-35 between test sites

USMC CH-53K refuels from KC-130 while transporting F-35 between test sites

USMC CH-53K transporting F-35 between test sites Taken on Apr. 24, 2024 the impressive photos in this post show a… Read More

2 months ago

Naval Aviator explains why the F-35 and its incredible capabilities would have made Top Gun: Maverick boring

The F-35 The 5th generation F-35 Lightning II integrates advanced stealth technology into a highly agile, supersonic aircraft that provides… Read More

4 months ago

Tomcats reactivated as VMFA-311. The unit is USMC’s second F-35C Lightning II squadron.

Third Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) reactivated Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 311, an F-35C Lightning II squadron, at Marine Corps… Read More

1 year ago

Ford Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy to Deliver to the US Navy one year later

According to Fiscal Year 2024 budget, John F. Kennedy’s (CVN-79), the next Ford-class aircraft carrier, will now deliver to the… Read More

1 year ago

Pilot Error After ‘Sierra Hotel Break’ behind last year South China Sea F-35C Lightning II Crash

An F-35C Joint Strike Fighter belonging to Strike Fighter Squadron 147 (VFA-147) “Argonauts” was lost on Jan. 24, 2022 due… Read More

1 year ago

Meet the all-female Navy aviation team that conducted the flyover at Super Bowl LVII commemorating 50 years of women flying in the US Navy

Three US Navy tactical aircraft squadrons conducted an integrated flyover at the conclusion of the National Anthem during Super Bowl… Read More

1 year ago

F-35Cs, F/A-18Fs and EA-18Gs to Perform Super Bowl LVII Flyover To commemorate 50 years of women flying in the US Navy

The formation will feature F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters from the “Argonauts” of VFA-147, EA-18G Growlers from the “Vikings”… Read More

1 year ago

CH-53K King Stallion lifts F-35C Lightning II in external load test

The F-35C and rigging weighed about 22,000 pounds. The CH-53K is currently cleared to conduct a 27,000-pound external lift and… Read More

1 year ago

USMC to reduce the number of F-35 Lightning II strike fighters in some squadrons

The USMC is not reducing the program or record of 420 F-35 Lightning II strike fighters. The US Marine Corps… Read More

2 years ago

The F/A-XX sixth-generation fighter will operate as the US Navy’s “quarterback” for manned and unmanned teaming in future carrier operations

Analysis shows the US Navy’s F/A-XX must have longer range and greater speed, incorporate passive and active sensor technology, and… Read More

2 years ago

The US Navy recovered the F-35C Lightning II that Crashed in January in the South China Sea

The US Navy recovered the F-35C Lightning II that suffered a ramp strike on the deck of USS Carl Vinson… Read More

2 years ago

VFA-97 Warhawks, the US Navy’s Second Fleet Squadron to operate the F-35C Lightning II, declared Safe for Flight

VFA-97 — the Warhawks — reached that status Feb. 18, 2022 a few days after VFA-147, the first fleet F-35C… Read More

2 years ago

As US Navy Prepares Recovery Operations for crashed F-35C Lightning II, Japan Coast Guard Issues Salvage Warning in South China Sea

The US Navy is preparing salvage operations for an F-35C Lighting II lost on Jan. 24, 2022. As the US… Read More

2 years ago

The F-35C Lighting II that crashed Yesterday fell off USS Carl Vinson flight deck into South China Sea

USS Carl Vinson resumed flight operations shortly after the crash of the F-35C Lightning II. According to a statement released… Read More

2 years ago

F-35C Lightning II pilot forced to eject after landing mishap on USS Carl Vinson in South China Sea. Seven Sailors injured.

F-35C landing mishap on USS Carl Vinson An F-35C Lightning II [most probably belonging to the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter… Read More

2 years ago

Twenty-Six F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters are operating aboard US Navy ships in the Indo-Pacific amid heightened tensions between the US and China

This represents the largest assembly of deployed US naval F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters to date. Taken on Jan.… Read More

2 years ago