First carrier landing for Navy Lightning II
The US Navy marked the first carrier landing by the F-35C on November 3. F-35C CF-03 (SaltyDog 73) of VX-23 made the first arrested landing aboard the USS Nimitz off the coast of San Diego. CDR Tony ‘Brick’ Wilson made the first arrested landing. CF-05 (SaltyDog 75) also made landings on the same day.