F-35s arrive at Hill Air Force Base

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Unread post21 Sep 2013, 00:19

F-35s arrive at Hill Air Force Base
"DAVIS COUNTY, Utah – It was an exciting day at Hill Air Force Base Friday as officials celebrated the arrival of the state’s first F-35s to come to the base for depot maintenance.

A ceremony celebrated the arrival of the fighter jets, and depot maintenance of the jets have begun at the base. The first jet arrived on Sept. 13 and will undergo post-production modifications at the base.

Historically, Hill Air Force Base has provided maintenance and repairs for various aircraft...."

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Unread post21 Sep 2013, 04:07

Order/ LRIP--Designation--Bu-No--Tail Flash --Squadron--Flight--Deployed--Delivery Date

4-----------------AF-21---------10-5009--OT---------422 TES----1--------Nellis-------6-Mar-13


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Unread post22 Sep 2013, 21:55

http://www.codeonemagazine.com/f35_news ... em_id=1163

" This aircraft will receive a series of structural and systems modifications at Ogden to enhance critical capabilities needed during the Block 2B Operational Testing and Evaluation, or OT&E, program in 2015."

First mention of upgrade of Block 2A to Block 2B installation and testing in existing flight a/c. :)
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Unread post23 Sep 2013, 04:25

I am going to miss this aircraft. We only had our hands on her for a few months before sending her off to get some modifications. I was one of the last people to sit in the seat before it left. Kinda sad now that I think about it.
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Unread post23 Sep 2013, 14:09

deloera wrote:I am going to miss this aircraft. We only had our hands on her for a few months before sending her off to get some modifications. I was one of the last people to sit in the seat before it left. Kinda sad now that I think about it.


Not to worry, like "Arnold" she'll be back.

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Unread post23 Sep 2013, 14:55

Now that would be fun to give 'Bitchin' Betty' an Arnie Accent. :D
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Unread post09 Oct 2013, 10:27

Anybody know what these updrages are? Structural or just computers and wires?
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Unread post09 Oct 2013, 13:18

spazsinbad wrote:Now that would be fun to give 'Bitchin' Betty' an Arnie Accent. :D


Complete with the cheesy one-liners. :lol:
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