FSD Aircraft

  • AF-6
    USAF F-35A AF-6 launches an AIM-120 AMRAAM missile on October 30th, 2013 at a target drone over a California test range. Pilot was Air Force test pilot Captain Capt. Logan Lamping. [USAF photo]
  • AF-03
    Lockheed Martin Test Pilot Paul 'Hat' Hattendorf maneuvers F-35A aircraft AF-3 in a composite photo of the first Manual Ground Collision Avoidance System (MGCAS) test flight over the dry lakebed at Edwards AFB on April 11th, 2014. [Lockheed Martin photo by Chad Bellay]
  • CF-03
    USNavy F-35C (CF-03) flown by LCdr. Dyckman makes a fly-in arrestment landing at NAS Patuxent River. [Lockheed Martin photo by Dane Wiedmann]
  • AF-02
    Paul Hattendorf, a Lockheed Martin test pilot, flies AF-02, the second production F-35 Lightning II for the Air Force, during an airframe loads envelope expansion mission on June 11th, 2014 over Edwards AFB. During the test mission, AF-02 became the first F-35 to reach 1,000 flight hours. [Lockheed Martin photo by Tom Reynolds]
  • F35 crosswind
    F-35B aircraft BF-4, piloted by Lockheed Martin Test Pilot Dan Levin, starts down the runway as part of wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards AFB, California. [Lockheed Martin photo by Tom Reynolds]
  • BF-02
    Lockheed Martin test pilot Billie Flynn puts F-35B test aircraft BF-02 into pre-contact position behind a USAF KC-135 tanker on the range near NAS Patuxent River. [Lockheed photo]
  • AF-01
    USAF F-35A AF-01 first flight on November 14th, 2009 with Dave"DOC" Nelson at controls. [Lockheed photo by Tom Harvey]
  • CF-01
    USNavy F-35C (CF-01) returns to NAS Patuxent River from a flutter envelope expansion flight on March 4th, 2011. During the flight, U.S. Marine Corps test pilot Lt. Col. Matt Taylor flew the aircraft faster than the speed of sound for the first time, reaching Mach 1.02 at 30,000 feet. [Lockheed-Martin photo]
  • CF-01_001
    USNavy F-35C (CF-01) over the Chesapeake Bay after Lt. Cmdr. Eric 'Magic' Buus flew the F-35C for two hours test flight, checking instruments that will measure structural loads on the airframe during flight maneuver. [Lockheed photo]
  • BF-02
    Lockheed Martin test pilot Dan Canin set a one-day high-angle-of-attack test point record for an F-35B on April 26th, 2014, by completing thirty-four high AOA test points on a single flight. The flight was conducted in F-35B BF-02 from NAS Patuxent River. [Lockheed photo by Dane Wiedmann]
  • BF-05
    USMC F-35B BF-05 lands aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during the second at-sea F-35 developmental test event. The F-35B is the Marine Corps variant of the joint strike fighter and is undergoing testing aboard Wasp. [Lockheed photo by Andy Wolfe]
  • BF-04
    F-35B BF-04 has successfully completed another major milestone as the fifth generation stealth fighter was launched into the skies from a ski-jump on June 19th, 2015. [Lockheed Martin photo]