F-16 Reference

F-35 Aircraft Database

Airframe Details for F-35 #AF-06

[Back to F-35 Aircraft Database menu | Missing Photos | Hall of Fame]

F-35 Aircraft Profile

Aircraft: AF-06 (07-0744)
LM Aero T/V AF-06
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 07-0744
Current USAF 07-0744
Status [act]
First flight on February 25th, 2011 at Fort Worth. Pilot for the sortie was Lockheed Martin test pilot Bill Gigliotti. This aircraft was the first production aircraft. Nicknamed "Honey Badger".

⇦ Copy-paste this code to link this airframe from our forum

Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
12 May 2011 [act] 07-0744 F-35A
13 May 2011 [act] 07-0744 'EG' F-35A
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 58 FS
Excepted into USAF inventory. Following day (May 13) performed a 3.6hr ferry flight to Edwards AFB. Wore markings for the 58th Fighter Squadron but was delivered to the 461st Flight Test Squadron.
14 May 2011 [act] 07-0744 USAF 461 FLTS F-35A
Dec 2011 [act] 07-0744 USAF 461 FLTS 'ED' F-35A
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 461 FLTS
Markings were switched to 461st Flight Test Squadron after it was delivered to Edwards AFB instead of being delivered to Eglin AFB as was first intended. First night flight of an F-35 on January 18th, 2012.

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
Any aircraft or serials missing from this list? Did you see incorrect, incomplete, or outdated data?
Add your corrections at the bottom of this page or send them to us!
[Back to the F-35 Aircraft Database]

Errors and Omissions

Please use this form to add any list any error or omissions you find in the above text.

Note: your comments will be displayed immediately on this page. If you wish to send a private comment to the webmasters, please use the Contact Us link.