Spin Chute Ground Test

Posted 20 October 2012
Photo by Darin Russell

Lockheed Martin test pilot David Nelson is at the controls of F-35A test aircraft AF-4 for the first ground deployment test of the spin recovery parachute on 20 October 2012. The test took place on Runway 22 at the Air Force Test Center at Edwards AFB, California. The spin recovery system is a safety device required for upcoming high angle of attack flight tests.

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