Month: February 2012

F-35s fly with external stores pylons

Both the F-35A and F-35B variants have flown with external hardpoints fitted to the wings in recent days. February 24: On February 16, the first external weapons test mission was flown by F-35A Conventional Takeoff and Landing (CTOL) AF-01 at

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Video: RAF pilot flies F-35C

An RAF pilot has flown the F-35C Lightning II for the first time. February 23: Royal Air Force pilot Squadron Leader Jim Schofield became the UK’s first military test pilot to fly the F-35C, the carrier variant of the Lightning

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Apache force lands in Suffolk

An AAC Apache has force-landed in Suffolk. February 23: At approx 2230 hrs on Tuesday, February 21, Army Air Corps Apache ZJ202 was out on a training mission when it struck the top earth cable of power lines near Tattingstone,

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