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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12 Jul 2012
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
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
RAF 17 sqn
Works along side the 461st FLTS at Edwards AFB, California.