Friday, September 28, 2012

20th F-35 delivered to Eglin AFB

This is the 14th F-35 delivered this year:

Deliveries of the F-35 to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida have reached the 20 unit mark with the delivery of F-35B BF-15 on September 27.

Marine Air Wing’s VMFAT-501 squadron, within the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin, which will use the aircraft for pilot and maintainer training. The jet, the 14th to be delivered to Eglin in 2012, was piloted on its 90 minute delivery flight from Fort Worth by USMC Major Mike Rountree. 

What this means, of course, is another aircraft on which to do pilot and maintainer training, increasing the pool of available aircraft and thereby the number of pilots and maintainers that can be trained.

More progress for the F-35 program.


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