Lockheed-Martin X-35/F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
The Lockheed-Martin X-35 Joint Strike Fighter took off on its first flight from Air Force Plant 42 at Palmdale, California on the morning of October 24, 2000. It returned to Palmdale on November 22, a little after three in the afternoon. It made a series of touch-and-go landings. It will be equipped with a lift fan and vectored thrust nozzle for short take-off/vertical landing tests next year.
The Lockheed-Martin X-35B vertical take-off prototype of the Joint Strike Fighter candidate flew from Palmdale to Edwards AFB on July 3, 2001.
The first Lockheed-Martin F-35A Lightning II, AA-1 completed air-start and noise tests at Edwards Air Force Base on Thursday October 23, 2008. It returned to Fort Worth on October 24.
Lockheed-Martin F-35B Lightning 2 BuNo 168720 Modex 02 of VMFA-121, based at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, paid a visit to Luke Air Force Base today.
Lockheed-Martin F-35A Lightning 2 11-5030 was delivered to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base on March 10, 2014. It made two circuits of the pattern and then landed.
US Air Force Pre-production Jet Fighters
- ADVERTISEMENT -
You can buy a 2017 calendar featuring my photographs of Lockheed-Martin F-35 Lightning IIs and the X-35A Joint Strike Fighter deonstrator.
A dozen photographs of Lockheed-Martin F-35 Lightning IIs; prototype AA-1 at Edwards Air Force Base on October 23, 2008, F-35B BuNo 168720 Modex 02 of VMFA-121 at Luke Air Force Base on December 10, 2013, F-35A 11-5030 of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base on March 10, 2014, and X-35A Joint Strike Fighter demonstrator 301 at Palmdale Air Force Plant 42 on November 22, 2001.
Put a copy of the Lockheed-Martin F-35A Lightning II: 2017 calendar in your Lulu.com shopping cart for $14.95.
- ADVERTISEMENT -
Send a message to Brian.
Go to home page of the Goleta Air and Space Museum.