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July 23, 2012

International F-35 fleet begins build up at Eglin Air Force Base

Lockheed Martin photograph by Tom Harvey

 
ZM135, a British F-35B and the first international Lockheed Martin Lightning II, takes off from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, at 9:03 a.m., CDT, en route for Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. United Kingdom Royal Air Force Sqdn. Ldr. Jim Schofield piloted the short takeoff and vertical landing jet for the 90 minute ferry flight. The United Kingdom officially took ownership of ZM135 at a ceremony in Fort Worth last week. The jet will be used for operational testing and evaluation.

 

 




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