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Navy pilot completes 1st F-35C flight

February 13, 2011 by Alton K. Marsh, Senior Editor, AOPA Pilot

This test took place Feb. 11, 2011. A naval aviator has completed the first flight of the F-35C aircraft. It was done at Patuxent Naval Air Station (proper name alert: Naval Air Station Patuxent River) on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland in preparation for testing the airplane on an aircraft carrier. You can see the video here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxrvDzKBWEY)

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One Response to “Navy pilot completes 1st F-35C flight”

  1. Thomas Boyle Says:

    Um…

    Not quite. First flight of the F-35C was on June 6, 2010.

    http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog%3A27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post%3A7a2d9339-c8eb-46da-a27c-a3f620f10c26

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