F-35 First Flights

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Unread post16 Nov 2017, 07:33

UK F-35B BK-13, made its maiden flight on October 10 [2017] Fort Worth, Texas. AirForces Monthly Magazine Dec 2017.
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Unread post15 Mar 2018, 16:02

"F-35A Adir serial 913 (15-5157, AS-09) completed its first flight on August 19 last year and is now operational with 140 ‘Golden Eagle’ Squadron at Nevatim." AirForces Monthly Magazine April 2018 No.361
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Unread post15 Mar 2018, 16:11

"THE FOURTH and fifth F-35As for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have made their maiden flights. Serials A35-004
(AU-4) and A35-005 (AU-5) took to the air from Lockheed Martin’s facility at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, on December 14 [2017] & January 23 [2018], respectively...." AirForces Monthly Magazine April 2018 No.361
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Unread post17 Aug 2018, 16:23

A reliable other forum post says this about Australian RAAF F-35As no.9 & no.10:
"A35-009 first flew at Fort Worth on 15 August [2018], followed the next day by A35-010."
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Unread post17 Aug 2018, 17:52

spazsinbad wrote:A reliable other forum post says this about Australian RAAF F-35As no.9 & no.10:
"A35-009 first flew at Fort Worth on 15 August [2018], followed the next day by A35-010."

The F-35 Aircraft DB is not quite as clear as the gallery.
A35-006 to A35-008 have taken their first flights.
http://www.f-16.net/g3/f-35-photos/albu ... 560?page=2
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Unread post26 Jan 2019, 12:32

Well this is the 'FIRST FLIGHT' for an F-35 so here are RAAF F-35A first flights with obviously some repeats (source good):

A35-006 MAR 2018
A35-007 2 JUL 2018
A35-008 16 JUL 2018
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A35-011 25 Jan 19
A35-012 25 Jan 19
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