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F-35 Lighting II JSF Makes First Public Appearance

F-35 Lighting II JSF Makes First Public Appearance

First public appearance for the long-awaited stealth fighter, the F-35 Lighting II…

The highly anticipated, long awaited stealth fighter, the F-35 Lighting II JSF, made its first public appearance at the Joint Base Andrews, Md, annual air show, May 21st, 2011.

Accompanied by an F/A 18 Hornet chase plane, the F-35C variant of the new strike fighter – a model that will be operated by the U.S. Navy and the Marine Corps on large deck carries – took off from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md and executed a flyby for the crowd at Andrews, before carrying on with its scheduled test flight.

The F-35 was piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Eric “Magic” Buus as part of a commemoration marking 100 years of naval aviation.



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  1. Dave Majumdar: Joint Strike Fighter Makes First Air Show Flight. Defense News, 05/21/2011.
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