F-35B: BF-10, BF-11 first flights in Texas

Production milestones, roll-outs, test flights, service introduction and other milestones.
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Unread post22 Mar 2012, 00:48

F-35B BF-10 (BuNo 168061) 15 March 2012
F-35B BF-11 (BuNo 168062) 21 March 2012

Both at NAS Fort Worth JRB


Lockheed Martin test pilot Bill Gigliotti flew F-35B BF-10 (Navy Bureau Number 168061) on its inaugural flight on March 15th, 2012 from NAS Fort Worth. The aircraft will be assigned to VMFAT-501 at Eglin AFB. [Photo by Carl Richards]


Lockheed Martin test pilot Al Norman flew F-35B BF-11 (Navy Bureau Number 168062) on its inaugural flight on March 21st, 2012 from NAS Fort Worth. The aircraft will be assigned to VMFAT-501 at Eglin AFB. [Photo by Carl Richards]
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Unread post22 Mar 2012, 18:43

So, all LRIP-2 up in the air

what we got so far?
SDD - 13 of 13
LRIP-1 - 2 of 2
LRIP-2 - 12 of 12
LRIP-3 - 2 of 17
Total: 29 birds in the air :)
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Unread post22 Mar 2012, 19:21

fang wrote:So, all LRIP-2 up in the air

what we got so far?
SDD - 13 of 13
LRIP-1 - 2 of 2
LRIP-2 - 12 of 12
LRIP-3 - 2 of 17
Total: 29 birds in the air :)


SDD - 12 of 13.
I believe CF-04 has yet to make it's first flight.
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Unread post22 Mar 2012, 19:51

There is no CF-4, it wasn't built.

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Unread post22 Mar 2012, 19:54

OK, then it's time to update de F-35 DB on this site :)

But that means: SDD - 12 of 12. Excluding AA-1.
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Unread post22 Mar 2012, 21:08

m582 wrote:OK, then it's time to update de F-35 DB on this site :)

But that means: SDD - 12 of 12. Excluding AA-1.

Why to exclude AA-1? LFT&E is part of the SDD, therefore it's 13/13.

CF-04 converted during building to one of the A's (as far as I rmmbr due to budjet cut)
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Unread post22 Mar 2012, 21:11

fang wrote:
m582 wrote:OK, then it's time to update de F-35 DB on this site :)

But that means: SDD - 12 of 12. Excluding AA-1.

Why to exclude AA-1? LFT&E is part of the SDD, therefore it's 13/13.

CF-04 converted during building to one of the A's (as far as I rmmbr due to budjet cut)


AA-1 isn't flying any more. If you're talking about F-35 SDD aircraft there are 12 active.
I wouldn't include AA-1 in the list, but if you want to do so tha'ts fine with me.
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Unread post23 Mar 2012, 01:10

m582 wrote:
fang wrote:So, all LRIP-2 up in the air

what we got so far?
SDD - 13 of 13
LRIP-1 - 2 of 2
LRIP-2 - 12 of 12
LRIP-3 - 2 of 17
Total: 29 birds in the air :)


SDD - 12 of 13.
I believe CF-04 has yet to make it's first flight.


Sort of right :). CF-4 was cancelled and later CF-5 was added to the SDD fleet! Sorry, the numbering is not my fault. So....we are still waiting for the fourth CV to fly and complete the SDD fleet. It sort of looks like CF-5 may be in LRIP-4, but I would not bet a "Green Yankee Dollar" on it. :lol:

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