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Aircraft: BF-01
LM Aero T/V BF-01
Local C/N
Delivered USMC BF-01
Current USMC BF-01
Status [sto]
First flight was on June 11th, 2008. First vertical landing of an F-35 was done by this aircraft on March 18th, 2010 by pilot Graham Tomlinson at NAS Patuxent River.

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
11 Jun 2008 [act] BF-01 F-35B
15 Nov 2009 [act] BF-01 USNavy VX-23 F-35B

Based at Patuxent River. Flew Developmental Testing phase II (DT-II) from USS Wasp (LHD 1) for a week starting August 12th, 2013 along with BF-05.
Mar 2015 [act] BF-01 USAF 461 FLTS F-35B
On loan from VX-23.
Mar 2016 [act] BF-01 USAF 461 FLTS F-35B
Deployment onboard USS America (LHA-6) beginning October 28th, 2016 for both Developmental Testing (DT-III) and Operational Testing (OT).
Apr 2022 [sto] BF-01 F-35B

Abbreviations and symbols:
[act] Active [i/a] Instructional Airframe [sto] Stored (e.g. at AMARG)
[cld] Cancelled Order [msh] Involved in Mishap [w/o] Write-off
[con] Converted [o/o] On Order
[des] Destroyed (drone) [pre] Preserved (museum, gateguard) T/V LM Aero Type/Version (Construction) number
[emb] Embargoed [scr] Scrapped Photo Available
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