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Second F-35A Production Jet Arrives at Edwards AFB

Lockheed Martin photo by Paul Weatherman.
by Staff Writers
Fort Worth TX (SPX) May 19, 2011
The second Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II production aircraft flies above the compass rose of Rogers Dry Lakebed at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., May 13.

The aircraft, designated AF-6, ferried to Edwards AFB from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base following the Air Force formally accepting the fighter into its inventory May 12.

The first production jet, AF-7, was delivered to Edwards AFB May 6.

earlier related report
r Second F-35C Carrier Variant Flies to NAS Patuxent River
The second F-35C Lightning II carrier variant arrives at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md., yesterday. The flight test aircraft, designated CF-2, was piloted by Lt. Col.

Matt Taylor during the 2.8-hour flight from NAS Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base.

CF-2 now joins one other carrier variant (CV) and four short take off/vertical landing (STOVL) F-35 aircraft at NAS Patuxent River where it will continue flight testing.

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