F-35 Lightning II jet to make maiden British flight

UK Ministry of Defence // April 16, 2014

The F-35 Lightning II will make its international debut in July at the Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford and in the same month will also fly at the Farnborough International Air Show.

This will be the first time the combat aircraft has flown outside of the United States. The selection of 2 UK airshows demonstrates the significant role that Britain has in the programme. Approximately 15% of every aircraft is built in the UK.

Read the full release from the UK Ministry of Defence.

Photo by Lockheed Martin.