News: Flight Test

  • Marines Do First-of-its-Kind Maintenance Test with F-35B on Ship

    Marines Do First-of-its-Kind Maintenance Test with F-35B on Ship

    DoD Buzz // November 10, 2016
    To prove that the Marines’ new 5th-generation fighter could undergo maintenance during an at-sea deployment, air crew aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America took one of the aircraft apart–and put it back together again.
  • Five F-35Bs Begin Shipboard Testing

    Five F-35Bs Begin Shipboard Testing

    Inside Defense // November 01, 2016
    Five Joint Strike Fighter "B"-variant aircraft landed on the amphibious assault ship America for testing last week, according to the Navy.
  • F-35s at Hill Working Well

    F-35s at Hill Working Well

    Air Force Magazine // October 16, 2015
    ​The first three F-35A jets flying at Hill AFB, Utah, are performing very well and have suffered no canceled sorties due to maintenance, 388th Fighter Wing Commander Col. David Lyons said at an Oct. 14 ceremony officially marking the start of F-35A operations there.
  • U.S. Navy Expands Test Envelope for F-35C

    U.S. Navy Expands Test Envelope for F-35C

    Aviation Week // October 16, 2015
    While all aircraft carrier pilots have a need for speed when getting airborne from the ship, F-35C test fliers were out to prove how slow they could go during flights earlier this month off CVN 69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower off the Virginia coast.
  • F-35s And F-16s Go Dutch

    F-35s And F-16s Go Dutch

    Aviation Week // August 28, 2015
    Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) F-35s and F-16s have been practicing joint operations from Edwards Air Force Base in California over the last two weeks.