BAE Systems test pilot Peter Wilson flies F-35B from land based ski jump ramp for the first time. It is designed for vertical landing but not take-off.
The F-35 Lightning II – also known as the Joint Strike Fighter or JSF– is a multirole aircraft project conceived and developed by the Pentagon since 1996 by manufacturer Lockheed Martin, with the principal partners Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems.
Below is a video taken early in June of the aircraft landing on an aircraft carrier flight deck during Marine Corps tests.
Originally published by Cosmos as British pilot first to take off in F35 using ‘ski jump’
Bill Condie is a science journalist based in Adelaide, Australia.
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