Overview of F-35 test flights

Production milestones, roll-outs, test flights, service introduction and other milestones.
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Unread post21 Apr 2010, 10:02

Shaken wrote:I'm sure our buddy Energo will update the recent flights list near future, but I can at least point out his front page article on BF-04's April 7th first flight (the first mission systems-equipped F-35).

http://www.f-16.net/news_article4053.html

Seems clear that either Energo does not have time to keep up, or LM has decided to not publish all test flights anymore.


FORT WORTH, Texas, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The seventh Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II flight test aircraft took to the skies for the first time today, with the overall objective of validating the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant's weapons suite.


http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-lockheed-martin-f-35a-will-test-weapons-91665819.html

Seven a/c -- starting to look better now! :D
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Unread post21 Apr 2010, 10:19

loke wrote:Seems clear that either Energo does not have time to keep up, or LM has decided to not publish all test flights anymore.


Hi Loke!

I can assure that we are keeping track of the flights, but you're right; it is time consuming to piece things together accurately. In particular as the number of flights and test planes increases. Could be a full time job soon!

Quick update on yesterday:

* AF-2 first flight
* AF-1 flew twice
* Overall flights: 175

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Unread post21 Apr 2010, 10:45

energo wrote:
loke wrote:Seems clear that either Energo does not have time to keep up, or LM has decided to not publish all test flights anymore.


Hi Loke!

I can assure that we are keeping track of the flights, but you're right; it is time consuming to piece things together accurately. In particular as the number of flights and test planes increases. Could be a full time job soon!

Quick update on yesterday:

* AF-2 first flight
* AF-1 flew twice
* Overall flights: 175

B. Bolsøy
Oslo


So AF-1 is actually back in the air!? Well, that's good to know. Looks like maybe LM is starting to get that they either fly this baby more or they're going to get hung by their gonads...
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Unread post21 Apr 2010, 13:49

energo wrote:
loke wrote:Seems clear that either Energo does not have time to keep up, or LM has decided to not publish all test flights anymore.


Hi Loke!

I can assure that we are keeping track of the flights, but you're right; it is time consuming to piece things together accurately. In particular as the number of flights and test planes increases. Could be a full time job soon!

Quick update on yesterday:

* AF-2 first flight
* AF-1 flew twice
* Overall flights: 175

B. Bolsøy
Oslo


Great news energo , thanks for that .

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Unread post21 Apr 2010, 15:04

Good news indeed!

I was out at the field waiting for something to happen yesterday...I guess my timing was off. rats....
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Unread post21 Apr 2010, 15:25

sextusempiricus wrote:
energo wrote:
loke wrote:Seems clear that either Energo does not have time to keep up, or LM has decided to not publish all test flights anymore.


Hi Loke!

I can assure that we are keeping track of the flights, but you're right; it is time consuming to piece things together accurately. In particular as the number of flights and test planes increases. Could be a full time job soon!

Quick update on yesterday:

* AF-2 first flight
* AF-1 flew twice
* Overall flights: 175

B. Bolsøy
Oslo


So AF-1 is actually back in the air!? Well, that's good to know. Looks like maybe LM is starting to get that they either fly this baby more or they're going to get hung by their gonads...

Yes LM just realized that this week and decided it was a good day to fly. :doh:
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Unread post21 Apr 2010, 23:11

LMAggie wrote:
sextusempiricus wrote:
energo wrote:
loke wrote:Seems clear that either Energo does not have time to keep up, or LM has decided to not publish all test flights anymore.


Hi Loke!

I can assure that we are keeping track of the flights, but you're right; it is time consuming to piece things together accurately. In particular as the number of flights and test planes increases. Could be a full time job soon!

Quick update on yesterday:

* AF-2 first flight
* AF-1 flew twice
* Overall flights: 175

B. Bolsøy
Oslo


So AF-1 is actually back in the air!? Well, that's good to know. Looks like maybe LM is starting to get that they either fly this baby more or they're going to get hung by their gonads...

Yes LM just realized that this week and decided it was a good day to fly. :doh:


You're right, LMAggie, the recent spate of first flights has nothing to do with the beating LM has been getting lately. How silly of me to think that...
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Unread post24 Apr 2010, 13:55

F-35A AF-1 and F-35A AF-2 flew yesterday .
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Unread post26 Apr 2010, 19:47

Looks like AF-1 flew (no demo but....during the airshow!!! ) this weekend.
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Unread post28 Apr 2010, 02:04

yeah , F-35A AF-1 flew Sunday .
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Unread post28 Apr 2010, 02:14

The skies above Ft Worth have been very busy lately. :applause:
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Unread post28 Apr 2010, 22:18

LMAggie wrote:The skies above Ft Worth have been very busy lately. :applause:


11 flights by AF-1 and AF-2 in just about one week. :thumb:


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Unread post30 Apr 2010, 06:40

F-35A AF-2 flew again .
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Unread post01 May 2010, 04:26

F-35A AF-1 , F-35A AF-2 , F-35B BF-2 flew 29 April
F-35 five flights 30 April
Overall flights: 197
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Unread post01 May 2010, 19:19

seruriermarshal wrote:F-35A AF-1 , F-35A AF-2 , F-35B BF-2 flew 29 April
F-35 five flights 30 April
Overall flights: 197


Thank's for the update! To add to that: 27 of 29 planned flights accomplished in April, and 60 of 58 planned so far this year.

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