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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. (

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

  1. Thomas Boyle Says:


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

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