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]
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.