Royal Air Force & Navy F-35s

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    After training with the F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force, Chief Petty Officer Paul Ranson, HMS Queen Elizabeth Chief of the Flight Deck, conducts his first tow of an F-35B Lightning II on May 16th, 2018 during the Ship's crew visit to the ITF. [Lockheed Martin photo]
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    Royal Navy Cmdr. Nathan Gray, test pilot with the F-35 Integrated Test Force at NAS Patuxent River, makes the first ever F-35B Lightning II jet take off from HMS Queen Elizabeth on September 25th, 2018. [Royal Navy photo]
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    Royal Navy Cmdr. Nathan Gray takes off from HMS Queen Elizabeth. Gray made history on September 25th, 2018 by being the first to land on the new British aircraft carrier for the First of Class Flight Trials (Fixed Wing), followed by Sq. Ldr. Andy Edgell, FOCFT (FW) lead test pilot. Both are test pilots with the F-35 ITF at NAS Patuxent River. [Royal Navy photo]
  • QEL
    Two F-35B Lightning II fighter jets successfully landed onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time this week, laying the foundations for the next 50 years of fixed wing aviation in support of the UK’s Carrier Strike Capability. [Royal Navy photo]
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    Royal Navy Cmdr. Nathan Gray, F-35 ITF at NAS Patuxent River, makes the first ever F-35B Lightning II takeoff from HMS Queen Elizabeth. Two F-35Bs landed onboard the new British aircraft carrier this week laying the foundations for the next 50 years of fixed wing aviation in support of the UK’s Carrier Strike Capability. [Royal Navy photo]
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    Royal Navy Cmdr. Nathan Gray, F-35 Pax River ITF test pilot, conducts short take offs and vertical landings with an F-35B on August 23rd, 2018 at NAS Patuxent River as part of the workups for the First of Class Flight Trials aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth. [Photo by Dane Wiedmann]
  • ZM151
    RAF F-35B #ZM151 is seen on a test flight at NAS Fort Worth on October 23rd, 2018. [Ftworthavphotos photo]
  • ZM151
    RAF F-35B #ZM151 is seen on a test flight at NAS Fort Worth on October 26th, 2018. [Photo by Keith Snyder]
  • ZM151
    RAF F-35B #ZM151 is sptted departing NAS Fort Worth on November 16th, 2018 on its delivery flight to MCAS Beaufort. [Photo by Keith Snyder]
  • ZM152
    RAF/RN F-35B #ZM152 is seen on a test flight at NAS Fort Worth on June 14th, 2019. [Photo by Keith Snyder]
  • ZM153
    RAF F-35B #ZM153 is hoovering at NAS Fort Worth in August of 2020 after coming from the production line. [F-16.net collection]
  • ZM154
    RAF F-35B #ZM154 is photographed on a local test flight from NAS Fort Worth on October 16th, 2020. [Photo by Keith Snyder]