Posted 6 April 2012
Photo by Kevin Robertson

Lockheed Martin F-22 Chief Test Pilot James “JB” Brown reached the 1,000 flight hour mark on 6 April 2012 during a flight at the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards AFB, California. He is the second pilot in history to reach 1,000 flight hours in the Raptor. Brown has been flying the Raptor for Lockheed Martin since 2002. He joined Lockheed Martin in 1994 after fourteen years in the US Air Force where he flew F-4s, F-5s, and F-15s. Prior to coming to the Raptor, Brown was a company F-117 test pilot. His milestone accomplishment in the F-22 was recognized with a ritual dousing of cold water from teammates at Edwards after landing.

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