STOVL testing at Edwards

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Unread post17 May 2014, 06:43

STOVL testing at Edwards 16 May 2014 Darin Russell

"...A Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing variant of the F-35 Lightning II is shown performing Crosswind and Wet Runway testing at Edwards AFB May 6. Pilot Dan Levin and a team from the F-35 Integrated Test Facility at Patuxent River, Md., accompanied aircraft BF-4 for the deployment April 11. Testing is expected to continue until June 14....

...The F-35 ITF at Edwards AFB also operates variants BF-17 and BF-18 for its mission systems testing of the STOVL variant...."

SOURCE: http://www.aerotechnews.com/news/2014/0 ... t-edwards/
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Unread post01 Jun 2014, 05:40

It had to happen....
"...412th Test Wing Pubic Affairs"

Caption: "BF-4 is flown by Dan Levin during Crosswind and Wet Runway testing at Edwards AFB May 6. A team from the F-35 Integrated Test Facility at Patuxent River, Md., will be conducting testing until June 14. The F-35 ITF at Edwards AFB also operates variants BF-17 and BF-18 for its mission systems testing of the STOVL variant...."

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Source: http://globalaviationreport.com/2014/05 ... t-testing/
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Unread post01 Jun 2014, 21:19

[sarcasm on] Gasp!

Spaz, that has to be photo-shopped. BS and company said that they have to install 1,000 ton exotic alloy, ceramic-titanium-themo-insolato pads, shipped in on 12 C-17's in multiple parts, for a Bee to hover that close to the ground. I don't see the pad in that picture, and the concrete isn't melting/on fire ... definitely a fake :roll: :roll: :shock: [sarcasm off]

Great pic. :)

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Unread post01 Jun 2014, 21:30

:mrgreen: Exactamento! The SKYHOOK has been airbrushed out of the pic for sure. :doh: :devil: That is only COOL air coming out of the electric fan installed specifically for the photo op. Anyhoo I reckon it is doing a STO - yeah baby. :twisted:

For a STO the bombe bey doors are closed.
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“An F-35B test aircraft leaves the deck of the USS Wasp for a short takeoff on Aug. 22, 2013.”
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Unread post01 Jun 2014, 21:36

blindpilot wrote:[sarcasm on] Gasp!

Spaz, that has to be photo-shopped. BS and company said that they have to install 1,000 ton exotic alloy, ceramic-titanium-themo-insolato pads, shipped in on 12 C-17's in multiple parts, for a Bee to hover that close to the ground. I don't see the pad in that picture, and the concrete isn't melting/on fire ... definitely a fake :roll: :roll: :shock: [sarcasm off]

Great pic. :)

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I don't see any cluster-bomb action going on either. (That was one of his older insinuations.)
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Unread post02 Jun 2014, 18:31

sferrin wrote:
blindpilot wrote:[sarcasm on] Gasp!

Spaz, that has to be photo-shopped. BS and company said that they have to install 1,000 ton exotic alloy, ceramic-titanium-themo-insolato pads, shipped in on 12 C-17's in multiple parts, for a Bee to hover that close to the ground. I don't see the pad in that picture, and the concrete isn't melting/on fire ... definitely a fake :roll: :roll: :shock: [sarcasm off]

Great pic. :)

BP


I don't see any cluster-bomb action going on either. (That was one of his older insinuations.)


Whats old is new again:

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/stealth-jump- ... ml#sWv5K5F
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Unread post02 Jun 2014, 21:14

XanderCrews wrote:Whats old is new again:
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/stealth-jump- ... ml#sWv5K5F
Wow, I'm frankly amazed at how little he respects his audience there. He's apparently been reduced to throwing random $hit at the program in the hope that something will be true and stick. The article's title alone should be enough to earn him a blanket-party from his fellow aviation-journalists who want to be taken seriously.

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