AA-1 to Edwards?

Unread postPosted: 27 Sep 2008, 21:41
by Cagepete
September 22 issue of Aviation Week says on page 23 that, "AA-1 is to deploy from Fort Worth to Edwards AFB, Calif., late this week for engine air-start testing and noise measurements".

Did it go?

RE: AA-1 to Edwards?

Unread postPosted: 27 Sep 2008, 23:26
by F16NDI
As of Thursday the 25 Sep AA-1 was still in Fort Worth, I don't know if it left on Friday or not , I did a JOAP sample from the engine, from the flight on Thursday on Friday, it was suppose to have went to Edwards earlier in the week.

RE: AA-1 to Edwards?

Unread postPosted: 28 Sep 2008, 00:55
by VarkVet
Suppose is a key word … due to high fuel prices, flatbeds are hard to book these days.

Re: RE: AA-1 to Edwards?

Unread postPosted: 28 Sep 2008, 01:55
by sferrin
VarkVet wrote:Suppose is a key word … due to high fuel prices, flatbeds are hard to book these days.


Why not just fly it? They've done some aerial refueling already haven't they? :?:

Re: RE: AA-1 to Edwards?

Unread postPosted: 28 Sep 2008, 02:08
by Raptor_claw
It had done some tanker work previously, but had not checked all the boxes to be fully "qual"-ed. The ED tanker was back in Ft. Worth this last week to finish that up.
The ferry flight should happen this coming week, but the schedule is event, not calender driven....

Re: RE: AA-1 to Edwards?

Unread postPosted: 29 Sep 2008, 01:36
by VarkVet
Raptor_claw wrote:the schedule is event, not calender driven....


Yup ... P&S and Pro-Supers will have fun tying to plug this jet into the flying schedule.

Re: AA-1 to Edwards?

Unread postPosted: 02 Oct 2008, 06:40
by Raptor_claw
Did it go?


Go, it did....

RE: Re: AA-1 to Edwards?

Unread postPosted: 02 Oct 2008, 23:22
by Roscoe

F-35A numbered AA-1, landing as it goes past the Edwards Control Tower on October 1st at 1:30 p.m. The flight marks the first time the aircraft arrived here. The F-35 will perform series of tests, including airstart and noise testing. The aircraft flew in from NAS Fort Worth, Texas. [Lockheed Martin photo by Andy Wolfe]

RE: Re: AA-1 to Edwards?

Unread postPosted: 03 Oct 2008, 02:46
by parrothead
Great pic there, Roscoe :)

I just can't wait to see 'em at Nellis :thumb:

AA-1 Returns ro Ft. Worth - Things going well!

Unread postPosted: 24 Oct 2008, 04:51
by Ztex
The first F-35 Lightning II test aircraft is expected to return to Fort Worth today after three weeks of test flights at Edwards Air Force Base in California that went "remarkably well,"

http://www.star-telegram.com/804/story/994583.html

Unread postPosted: 24 Oct 2008, 15:47
by Cagepete

Unread postPosted: 24 Oct 2008, 15:51
by Asif
Read F-35 Joint Strike Fighter completes testing at Edwards as posted on this site. Following photos to accompany the article.


An F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, marked AA-1, lands at an Edwards runway on October 23rd, 2008. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force concluded an air start testing here. [USAF photo by SrA. Julius Delos Reyes]


An F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, marked AA-1, lands at an Edwards runway on October 23rd, 2008. The aircraft arrived here on October 1st from a Lockheed Martin plant at Fort Worth, Texas. [USAF photo by SrA. Julius Delos Reyes]


An F-35 Lightning II, marked AA-1, lands at an Edwards runway on October 23rd, 2008. The F-35 concluded an air start test validating the aircraft's ability to shutdown and restart its engine in flight. [USAF photo by SrA. Julius Delos Reyes]