This photo gallery by Chuck Oldham (Editor) is about the, "F-35 Testing and Training Update | Photos."
F-35 Testing and Training Update | Photos
Cmdr. Eric “Magic” Buus tests the transonic properties of F-35B BF-02 on April 19, 2012. Lockheed Martin photo by Andy Wolfe, Senior Flight Test Photographer First flight of ZM135, airframe BH-1, a British F-35B and the first international Lightning II, on April 13, 2012, flown by Lockheed Martin test pilot Bill "Giggs" Gigliotti. The U.K. officially took ownership of ZM135 at a ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas, on July 19, 2012. ZM135 will be used for operational testing and evaluation at Eglin AFB, Fla. Lockheed Martin photo by David Drais On Aug. 8, 2012, F-35B test aircraft BF-3 completed the first aerial weapons release for any variant of the aircraft. BF-3, piloted by Dan Levin, dropped an inert 1,000-pound GBU-32 Joint Direct Attack Munition over the Atlantic test range from an internal weapons bay. Lockheed Martin photo by Layne Laughter, Flight Test Photographer F-35C CF-01 in its element, high above the sea. Lockheed Martin photo by Andy Wolfe, Senior Flight Test Photographer Two F-35As of the Air Force 58th Fighter Squadron fly a sortie over Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-35As flew their 100th sortie Aug. 16, 2012, and the 33rd Wing's F-35As and F-35Bs combined have now flown more than 200 sorties. Lockheed Martin photo Cmdr. Eric “Magic” Buus rolls F-35B airframe BF-02 inverted during asymmetric external stores testing on June 14, 2012. Lockheed Martin photo by Andy Wolfe, Senior Flight Test Photographer Lt. Col. George "Boxer" Schwartz of the 461st Flight Test Squadron puts F-35A AF-6 through its paces high above Edwards Air Force Base. Lockheed Martin photo by Paul Weatherman, Aerial Photographer F-35B test aircraft BF-2 and BF-4 fly in formation over the Atlantic Test Range on Aug. 22, 2012, to collect data on handling characteristics and formation flying qualities. It was flight 221 for BF-02, flown by Maj. Russell Clift, and flight 130 for BF-04, flown by Lt. Cmdr. Michael Burks. Lockheed Martin photo by Andy Wolfe, Senior Flight Test Photographer F-35A airframe AF-3, with Maj. Steven "Whitey" Speares at the controls, performs barrel rolls over Edwards AFB, Calif., June 19, 2012. Lockheed Martin photo by Darin Russell, Senior Flight Test Photographer F-35C airframe CF-01 shows off its big flight surfaces during its first flight with external stores, carrying two AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles on June 27, 2012. Lt. Chris Tabert was the pilot. Lockheed Martin photo by Andy Wolfe, Senior Flight Test Photographer