Eglin Dozen

Posted 15 May 2012
Photo by Angel DelCueto

The twelfth F-35 Lightning II destined for the training fleet at Eglin AFB, Florida, was ferried from the Lockheed Martin facility in Fort Worth, Texas, on 15 May 2012. US Marine Corps pilot Lt. Col. Fred Schenk piloted the aircraft (Bureau Number 168062) on the ninety minute flight. The F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing production jet will be used for pilot and maintainer training at the F-35 Integrated Training Center at Eglin. It is assigned to Marine Fighter/Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501).

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