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
Tags: f-35C, first Navy flight of f-35C.