A dozen F-35s now at Eglin AFB

A twelfth Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II has arrived at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

May 16: The twelfth Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II destined for the training fleet has arrived at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

US Marine Corps pilot Lt Col Fred Schenk piloted the aircraft, BuNr 168062/BF-11 from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base in Texas to Florida’s Emerald Coast.

The F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) production jet is now assigned to the USMC unit Marine Fighter/Attack Training Squadron 501 residing with the host 33rd Fighter Wing of the US Air Force, where it will be used for pilot and maintainer training.