F-35B Successfully Completes Wet Runway & Crosswind Testing

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Unread post30 Jul 2014, 20:18

F-35B Successfully Completes Wet Runway And Crosswind Testing
31 Jul 2014 noodls

"FORT WORTH, Texas, July 30, 2014 - In an important program milestone enabling U.S. Marines Corps Initial Operational Capability (IOC) certification, the Lockheed Martin F-35B recently completed required wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards Air Force Base, California.

"This testing is absolutely critical to 2B flight software fleet release and the Marine Corps' IOC," said J.D. McFarlan, Lockheed Martin's vice president for F-35 Test & Verification. "Collectively, the results support clearing the 20 knot crosswind envelope for Conventional Take Off & Landings (CTOL), Short Take Offs (STO) and Short Landings (SL), with ideal handling quality ratings and meaningful improvement over legacy 4th generational fighter aircraft."

The testing, completed in 37 missions during a 41-day period, achieved 114 test points, including 48 of 48 wet runway test points, four of four performance STOs, 12 of 18 unique flight test conditions for STO, 19 of 23 unique flight test conditions for SLs and all directional control and anti-skid wet runway testing. All testing was performed with BF-4, based at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland...."

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Unread post30 Jul 2014, 20:47

ORIGINAL LM PR BLURB here: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/p ... sting.html

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"F-35B aircraft BF-4, piloted by Lockheed Martin Test Pilot Dan Levin, starts down the runway as part of wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards AFB, California. Lockheed Martin photo by Tom Reynolds."
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Unread post31 Jul 2014, 01:22

[quote="spazsinbad"]ORIGINAL LM PR BLURB here: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/p ... sting.html
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Wow!, I missed that.....I Bet a couple of these could put on a "Heck of an Air Show" while making quick work of "Drying Out" a rainy day NASCAR racetrack! :)
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Unread post31 Jul 2014, 01:30

I seem to recall your NATIONAL GOLF tourneys are rained out regularly so perhaps a green dehumidifier version would be noice.
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Unread post31 Jul 2014, 05:36

FLIGHTglobular cannot regurgitate a Press Release properly but hey that is all it is and should be disregarded eh. Here is the LMer:
"...F-35B recently completed required wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards Air Force Base, California...."

FLOATglobules:
"...The work with the short takeoff vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft was conducted at Naval Air Station Patuxent River...."

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