Tag: VMFAT-501

Meet Capt. Anneliese Satz, the first female Marine F-35B pilot
It’s a historic feat for the U.S. Marine Corps, as Capt. Anneliese Satz joins a relatively small field of Marine F-35 pilots. Marine Capt. Anneliese Satz has become the first female Marine F-35B pilot having completed the syllabus on the STOVL version of the Lightning II on Jun. 27, 2019 at the Marine Corps...
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...
VMFAT-501 F-35Bs (sporting British roundels) train with ATAC Kfirs
ATAC is flying with MK-58 Hawker Hunter aircraft and the F-21 Kfir aircraft, four pilots, and a team of eight maintainers to support the rigorous VMFAT-501 schedule Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) brought its Kfirs to MCAS Beaufort on Nov. 6 for two weeks of training with pilots from VMFAT-501. Interestingly, as you can see by looking at the pictures in...