First F-35C formation flight

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Unread post20 Apr 2012, 19:36

From F35.com:

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 20, 2012 - For the first time, two Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II carrier variant test aircraft launched together and conducted formation flying at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Wednesday. The test aircraft, known as CF-1 and CF-2, were piloted by Navy Cdr. Eric Buus and Marine Corps Lt. Col. Matt Taylor, respectively. The mission tested flying qualities of the aircraft while taking off, landing and flying in formation for more than one hour.


CF-01 flight 134/CF-02 flight 88. First C-model formation flight with Lt. Col. Matt Taylor as the pilot of CF-02 and CDR Eric Buus as the pilot of CF-01 on April 18th, 2012. [Lockheed Martin photo by Andy Wolfe]


CF-01 (Flt 134) and CF-02 (Flt 88 ) formation take offs and landings. [Lockheed Martin photo by Mike Jackson & Arnel Parker].
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Unread post26 Apr 2012, 18:23

F-35C Formation Flight VIDEO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... sqtigrDJJk

"Published on Apr 26, 2012 by LockheedMartinVideos
For the first time, two Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II carrier variant test aircraft launched together and conducted formation flying at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., April 18, 2012."
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Unread post26 Apr 2012, 19:15

Good to see you back here again Energo! :)
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Unread post26 Apr 2012, 19:16

First F-35C Formation Flight

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lockheedma ... hotostream

For the first time, two Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II carrier variant test aircraft launch together and conduct formation flying at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., April 18, 2012.”

BIG pic: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8166/7106 ... 8dc7_o.jpg
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