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

F-35 Lightning II to make its debut at RIAT in July

F35Aviation history will be made in the UK this summer when the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, the Joint Strike Fighter, makes its much-anticipated European debut at RIAT. Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, the… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

RAF pilot makes first V STOL in F 35B Lightning II

STOLRAF pilot Sqn Ldr Hugh Nichols has become the first UK instructor pilot to undertake a short take-off and vertical landing in a F-35B Lightning II fighter jet. One of three UK pilots based at… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

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