F-35 First Flights

Production milestones, roll-outs, test flights, service introduction and other milestones.
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Unread post29 Apr 2013, 18:11

http://www.codeonemagazine.com/news_ite ... em_id=1049

Lockheed Martin test pilot Al Norman was at the controls for the first flight of F-35A AF-29 (USAF serial number 10-5017). The flight occurred on 27 April 2013 with takeoff and landing at NAS Fort Worth JRB, Texas.

...and another Eglin trainer. :)
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Unread post05 Sep 2013, 05:38

http://www.codeonemagazine.com/f35_news ... em_id=1148

F-35B BF-33 First Flight

Lockheed Martin test pilot Billie Flynn was at the controls for the first flight of F-35B BF-33 (US Navy Bureau Number 168731). The flight occurred on 3 September 2013 with takeoff and landing at NAS Fort Worth JRB, Texas.

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Unread post09 Sep 2013, 18:29

F-35A AF-31 First Flight

http://www.codeonemagazine.com/f35_news ... em_id=1149

Lockheed Martin test pilot Al Norman was at the controls for the first flight of F-35A AF-31 (US Air Force serial number 11-5020). The flight occurred on 7 September 2013 with takeoff and landing at NAS Fort Worth JRB, Texas.

I believe this is the first LRIP5 a/c, and note the OT tailcode for a test Squadron at Edwards or Nellis.

AF-30 first flight 27Jul13.
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Unread post13 Sep 2013, 15:43

Here's my most recent updated list of F-35 first flights. Steve Pace
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Unread post23 Sep 2013, 17:17

Sep' 18, BF-30 up in the air
http://www.codeonemagazine.com/news_ite ... em_id=1164

Sep' 21, BF-34 up in the air which is the last LRIP-4 A/C and the 80th F-35 to fly (include poor AA-1)
The 80 A/C are: 35 A's, 37 B's, 8 C's

BF-30 image credit to LM and BF-34 image credit to davechng4321
http://www.f-16.net/f-16_forum_viewtopic-t-24613.html
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Unread post01 Oct 2013, 09:08

According to Scramble.nl the AF-37 made FF last week
http://forum.scramble.nl/viewtopic.php? ... &start=465
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Unread post03 Oct 2013, 01:51

And the very same Scramble.com say the CF-1O which is the first F-35C from LRIP-5, made FF on October 2ed.
serial 168841, marked as NJ-100
http://forum.scramble.nl/viewtopic.php? ... &start=465
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Unread post09 Oct 2013, 15:56

Code one magazine has another first flight for us, with an EG tail:

F-35A AF-35 First Flight

Lockheed Martin test pilot Bill Gigliotti was at the controls for the first flight of F-35A AF-35 (US Air Force serial number 11-5024). The flight occurred on 7 October 2013 with takeoff and landing at NAS Fort Worth JRB, Texas.


http://www.codeonemagazine.com/f35_news ... em_id=1174
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Unread post21 Oct 2013, 13:12

According to Tally from Scramble.nl on Oct. 19 the AF-39 (11-5028) made FF in primer color
http://forum.scramble.nl/viewtopic.php? ... &start=480

And Tally always right, so mark it as follow - AF-39 is the 85 A/C to fly (include AA-1)

Here's your proof 8)
http://www.f-16.net/f-16_forum_viewtopic-t-24705.html
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Unread post14 Nov 2013, 11:10

F-35B BF-35 First Flight

Lockheed Martin test pilot Bill Gigliotti was at the controls for the first flight of F-35B BF-35 (US Navy Bureau Number 168838). The flight occurred on 12 November 2013 with takeoff and landing at NAS Fort Worth JRB, Texas.


http://www.codeonemagazine.com/f35_news ... em_id=1207
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Unread post15 Nov 2013, 18:53

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Unread post17 Dec 2013, 10:33

And the Luke Bird is up in the air!

F-35A AF-41 First Flight

Lockheed Martin test pilot Al Norman was at the controls for the first flight of F-35A AF-41 (US Air Force serial number 11-5030). The flight occurred on 15 December 2013 with takeoff and landing at NAS Fort Worth JRB, Texas. AF-41 is the 100th F-35 produced and is the first of 144 F-35s scheduled for delivery to Luke AFB, Arizona, beginning in 2014. The US Air Force announced its decision in June 2013 to increase the number of squadrons at Luke AFB to six.

http://www.codeonemagazine.com/f35_news ... em_id=1215
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Unread post18 Dec 2013, 16:32

Here's my latest first flights update including AF-40. -Steve Pace
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Unread post08 Jan 2014, 14:19

http://www.codeonemagazine.com/f35_news ... em_id=1220

another C up in the air:


F-35C CF-11 First Flight
Lockheed Martin test pilot Al Norman was at the controls for the first flight of F-35C CF-11 (US Navy Bureau Number 168842). The flight occurred on 23 December 2013 with takeoff and landing at NAS Fort Worth JRB, Texas.

Code is NJ-104
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Unread post10 Feb 2014, 23:40

Second LF F-35A is up in the sky judging to these nice pics! AF-42, 11-5031/LF.


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