The 20th Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II has been delivered to Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.
September 28: The 20th Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II was delivered to Eglin Air Force Base in Florida yesterday to support F-35 pilot and maintainer training taking place on the Emerald Coast.
BF-15, piloted by US Marine Corps Major Mike Rountree, left Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base at 1039hrs CDT en route for a 90-minute ferry flight to Eglin. The F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) jet is the 14th F-35 to ferry there this year. BF-15 is now assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing’s Marine Fighter/Attack Training Squadron 501 with the host 33rd Fighter Wing.