F-35B (BF-3) 1st Flight (Video)

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Unread post05 Feb 2010, 14:20

I wasn't expecting the pilot to raise the landing gear. I thought it was a SOP to keep the gear down during the first flight as a precaution. Obviously not.
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Unread post05 Feb 2010, 20:10

Sure enough, there's Fat Albert in the background, just as it was foretold...

Man, that is a beefy little airplane, though.
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