Eglin AFB Marines Fly First F-35B Eight-Ship

The DEW Line // April 26, 2013

The US Marine Corps' VMFAT-501 training squadron, which is assigned to the US Air Force's 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin AFB, Florida, launched its first F-35B eight-ship earlier today. The unit flew one mission and then conducted a hot pit refueling before going back up again.

See the post on The DEW Line blog from Flightglobal.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lieutenant Colonel Steve Gillette)