Nineteen Flights In One Day

Posted 13 August 2012
Photo by Darin Russell

F-35s were in the air across the nation, from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey to Edwards AFB in California, on 13 August 2012. Two aircraft launched from Edwards; four from NAS Patuxent River, Maryland; three from NAS Fort Worth JRB; and nine from Eglin AFB, Florida; and one from McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst for a total of nineteen, which set a record for the F-35 program. The previous record was seventeen flights on 8 August. Of the nineteen flights, five were CTOL and seven were STOVL.

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