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Aircraft: AF-03
LM Aero T/V AF-03
Local C/N
Delivered USAF AF-03
Current USAF AF-03
Status [act]
First flight on July 6th, 2010 with Bill Gigliotti being the pilot. Nicknamed "Angry Bird". First pilot to reach the 1,000 hours milestone on the F-35 did so in this aircraft. After flying the F-35 for eight years, Lockheed Martin test pilot David “Doc” Nelson became the first pilot to achieve 1,000 flight hours in the F-35 on a test flight January 6th, 2017.

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
Unknown [act] AF-03 F-35A

11 Dec 2010 [act] AF-03 USAF 461 FLTS F-35A

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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