Mrt 07 2011

Second F-35 Production Jet Takes First Flight

Gepubliceerd door JSFNieuws.nl om 16:54 onder Global F35 News

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 7th, 2011 — AF-7, the second F-35 Lightning II production jet, takes off on its first flight Friday, March 4, from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base.

The F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant flew for 1.3 hours. AF-7 is the second and final aircraft from Low Rate Initial Production lot 1. The first, AF-6, flew for the first time a week earlier.

The two production jets and eleven preproduction F-35 test aircraft have completed 683 flights since testing began in December 2006. (Lockheed Martin photo by Randy Crites) Reserve Base. The F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant flew for 1.3 hours. AF-7 is the second and final aircraft from Low Rate Initial Production lot 1. The first, AF-6, flew for the first time a week earlier. The two production jets and eleven preproduction F-35 test aircraft have completed 683 flights since testing began in December 2006.

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