FSD Aircraft

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    Left to right, AF-02 takes on aviation fuel from an Edwards-based KC-135 tanker somewhere between Ft. Worth, Texas and Edwards AFB, the afternoon of May 17th, 2010. AF-01 stands by to conduct mid-air refuelling as the two F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters are en-route to their new home at Edwards. [Lockheed Martin photo by David Drais]
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    AF-1 (rear) and AF-2 complete a test flight on May 11th, 2010 from the Lockheed plant in Fort Worth, Texas, in preparation for the nonstop flight on May 17th to Edwards AFB to begin extended flight test operations. Air Force test pilot Lt. Col. Hank Griffiths and Lockheed Martin chief test pilot Jon Beesley flew the jets nonstop in the first multi-ship, long-range F-35 flight. [Lockheed Martin photo by David Drais]
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    AF 1, one of two F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighters flying nonstop to Edwards AFB, departed its final-assembly site in Fort Worth, Texas on May 17th, 2010. As part of the F-35 flight test operations expansion the jets will undergo ground- and flight-test activities for propulsion, aerial refueling, logistical support, weapons integration and flight-envelope expansion. The arrival is the first in a series that will increase the Edwards AFB F-35 test fleet to at least eight aircraft. [Lockheed Martin photo by Angel DelCueto]
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    Maj. Josh 'Dog' Wood, 56th OSS weapons chief, was selected to fly the new F-35 Lightning II JSF. He was one of five pilots selected out of approximately 150 candidates. Major Woods is scheduled for a one year short-tour at Osan AB, Korea before moving to Eglin AFB to begin training. [USAF photo by Justin Oakes]
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    AF-01 and AF-02 F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters are photographed as they head to Edwards AFB in these publicity shots taken on May 17th, 2010. [Lockheed Martin photo by Tom Reynolds]
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    AF-01 and AF-02 F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters are photographed as they head to Edwards AFB in these publicity shots taken on May 17th, 2010. [Lockheed Martin photo by David Drais]
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    AF-01 and AF-02 F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters are photographed as they head to Edwards AFB in these publicity shots taken on May 17th, 2010. [Lockheed Martin photo by Tom Reynolds]
  • BF-03.jpg
    BF-3 makes it first flight from NAS Fort Worth JRB on February 2nd, 2010. At the controls is chief test pilot Jon Beesley. [Photo by Carl Richards]
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    BF-4 takes off for the first time piloted by David Nelson from NAS Fort Worth JRB on April 6th, 2010. [Photo by Carl Richards]
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    Lockheed Martin test pilot Jeff Knowles takes the first F-35C, called CF-1, on its first taxi test at Lockheed Martins' Fort Worth facility on May 28th, 2010. [Photo by Carl Richards]
  • CF-1
    CF-1's first flight, Sunday June 6. Pilot for the 57 minute flight was Lockheed Martin Test Pilot Jeff Knowles. [Lockheed Martin photo by Tom Harvey] CF-1 takes off on its first flight on June 6, 2010. Pilot for the 57 minute flight was Lockheed Martin Test Pilot Jeff Knowles. [Lockheed Martin photo by Tom Harvey]
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    Lockheed Martin test pilot Jeff Knowles takes CF-1 for its first flight on June 6th, 2010. The flight lasted 57 minutes. [Lockheed Martin photo by Tom Harvey]