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F-35 Chief Test Pilot Jon Beesley vertically landed the second F-35B BF-02 on January 19th, 2010 marking the first vertical landing achieved by a non-Harrier-trained pilot. The flight, the eighty-fifth for BF-02, involved four sorties with one conventional & three short take-offs, four hovers, one vertical & three slow landings. [Photo by Andy Wolfe]


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  • Aircraft Database: F-35 # BF-02

    Rolled out on August 18th, 2008. First flight on February 25th, 2009.

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