First flight on March 4th, 2011 at Fort Worth. Pilot for the sortie was Lockheed Martin test pilot Bill Gigliotti. Nicknamed "Princess".
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08 May 2011
09 May 2011
Unit Markings: 33 FW
First production F-35A delivered.
Ferried to Edwards AFB on May 6th, 2011 to begin its flight testing program. Two days later on May 8th, 2011 was the delivery date. It was to be sent to Eglin AFB and had markings for the 33rd FW, but was diverted. Even carried markings for the 33 FW commander's bird.