1 July 2009
Hover pit testing for the F-35B quantifies propulsion and flight control system performance. One of the major outcomes of pit testing is an accurate measurement of the thrust from the propulsion system and the engine.
15 September 2008
Standing behind the F-35 test aircraft, 5,000-plus sorties, and 10,000 flight test hours associated with the SDD phase of the Joint Strike Fighter is a large group of dedicated professionals from the Flight Test department. Code One interviewed several of these professionals to get their perspectives on F-35 flight testing.
F-35 Lightning II Flight Testing
15 June 2007
Gallery contains photos of early F-35 flight testing (AA-1).