Overview of F-35 test flights

Production milestones, roll-outs, test flights, service introduction and other milestones.
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Unread post14 Dec 2009, 06:30

BF-2 returned to flight today - Flight #13 on Sunday the 13th. (And no, nothing bad happened.)
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Unread post14 Dec 2009, 07:16

Raptor_claw wrote:BF-2 returned to flight today - Flight #13 on Sunday the 13th. (And no, nothing bad happened.)


Thanks.
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Unread post14 Dec 2009, 07:45

Any pics about BF-2 flight #13 ?
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Unread post15 Dec 2009, 21:53

neptune asked: "When does AA-01 play target fodder?"

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-d ... ivers.html

"It's also almost time to bid farewell to the AA-1 flight test aircraft, the non-weight-optimized design that has recorded 90 test sorties since debuting two years ago. Flight 91, scheduled later this week, will ferry AA-1 from Edwards AFB to China Lake, where it will be destroyed to complete live fire testing."
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Unread post17 Dec 2009, 23:33

Raptor_claw wrote:BF-2 returned to flight today - Flight #13 on Sunday the 13th. (And no, nothing bad happened.)


Thank's. Confirmed flight 14 also today.


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Unread post19 Dec 2009, 05:27

seruriermarshal wrote:Any pics about BF-2 flight #13 ?


A couple of pice at Fence Check...with the new paint job...

http://www.fencecheck.com/forums/index.php/topic,689.msg240886.html#msg240886
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Unread post20 Dec 2009, 01:28

AA-1 completed it's last flight into China Lake. Ready for LFT&E.
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Unread post20 Dec 2009, 02:49

Thanks Ztex , that's great pics .

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Unread post21 Dec 2009, 08:52

Fellows!

Forgive us for humbly splitting off a few of your treasurable posts into the Program Updates thread. We have made it a sticky to encourage :ontopic: opinions and expressions about news and stuff not related to the flight tests. :cheers: FOX-3! http://www.f-16.net/f-16_forum_viewtopi ... rt-45.html


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Unread post22 Dec 2009, 09:47

Also confirmed BF-2 flight 15 on friday Dec 18.

That's three BF-2 flights in six days.

Details pending.

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Unread post22 Dec 2009, 10:26

BF-2 is clearly performing better than BF-1. LM obviously built a lemon with BF-1, and should just put it out of its misery already and cut its losses.
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Unread post24 Dec 2009, 22:06

Christmas comes early for Joint Strike Fighter

Stephen Trimble at the DEW-Line; http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/

Lockheed Martin confirms the BF-1 -- an F-35 flight test aircraft -- yesterday, 23 Dec. ended a 33-day, post-ferry hiatus, finally logging its first flight from the US Navy test center at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland. The F-35 first arrived at Pax River on 15 November.

The short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing (STOVL) variant's pre-Christmas sortie came as slight surprise, as Lockheed passed word only two days ago that BF-1's next flight may not come for another week. It was not immediately clear if yesterday's flight counted towards the roughly 12-sortie-series required to complete the first vertical landing, a long-awaited milestone event for the program. :applause:
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Unread post25 Dec 2009, 04:33

thanks neptune
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Unread post07 Jan 2010, 21:22

BF-2 flew to Pax River NAS on Dec 29, direct with ferry support.

And rumours are flitting about that BF-1, far from being a lemon, made significant progress in it's part of the flight test programme today.....
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Unread post13 Jan 2010, 13:01

AA-1 flight 91 (final flight and ferry to China Lake)

After three years of service and completing Jet Blast Deflector tests at Edwards AFB, AA-1 made its 91st and final flight to Naval Air Weapons Center China Lake, Calif. on Dec. 27. AA-1 was accompanied by a dual F-16 and F-18 chase planes and the aircraft landed Code 1. It is being hangared until final movement to the Live Fire site for the later live firing tests.

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