New stealth jets set to arrive home in Britain

Gavin Williamson confirmed the imminent arrival of the F-35 Lightning stealth jets to RAF Marham in Norfolk during an event at RAF Coningsby to mark the 75th anniversary of the famous Dambusters raid of World War II… More information

Identity of F-35 Lightning training squadron announced

The squadron which will train future Royal Air Force and Royal Navy F-35B Lightning pilots at RAF Marham has been announced as 207 Squadron… More information

First Lightning Lands in the UK

lightningThe first of Britain’s new supersonic ‘stealth’ strike fighters has touched down in the UK for the first time. The F-35B Lightning II jet was flown by RAF pilot Squadron Leader Hugh Nichols on its first transatlantic crossing, accompanied by two… More information

Major airshow ‘first’ – Air Tattoo prepares for F-35 debut

F35Aviation history is set to be made in the UK this summer when, in a major airshow ‘first’, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, the Joint Strike… More information

F35B jet begins first ski-jump launch and weapons testing

F35B Lightning II takes off from a ski jump during testingJoint US and UK test team have begun testing the Short Takeoff capability for the Lightning II. The F35B Lightning II has successfully completed another major milestone as the… More information

17 (Reserve) Squadron begin UK F-35 testing

One of the UK's F35 jets arrives at Edwards Air Force Base in the USA on 13 January 2015.17 (Reserve) Squadron has begun operational testing of the UK’s first F-35B, 100 years after the unit was first established. The squadron, which… More information

Melting the tarmac…

MELTINGThe Sunday Times at the weekend reported that the engine exhausts on F-35B jets can become so hot that the tarmac on RAF runways could melt and potentially put the aircraft at… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

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