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Airframe Details for F-35 #BK-01

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Aircraft: : BK-01
LM Aero T/V BK-01
Local C/N
Delivered RAF & RN ZM135
Current RAF & RN ZM135
Status [act]
Final assembly started on October 26th, 2009. Roll out took place during Sunday evening on November 20th, 2011. First flight by Bill 'Giggs' Gigliotti at the control on April 13th, 2012

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
12 Jul 2012 [act] ZM135 F-35B
Delivery of the first British F-35.
The United Kingdom accepted the first international F-35 which was delivered in a ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas on July 19th, 2012. Paperwork delivery date was July 12th, 2012. US local S/N: 168315.
23 Jul 2012 [act] ZM135 F-35B
RAF Squadron Leader Jim Schofield piloted ZM135 for the 90 minute ferry flight from NAS Fort Worth JRB to Eglin AFB. The jet will be used for operational testing and evaluation.
13 Jan 2015 [act] ZM135 RAF 17 sqn F-35B
Works along side the 461st FLTS at Edwards AFB, California.

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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