Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Flight Training To Begin For The F-35A

Trillion-Dollar Stealth Fighter Cleared for Flight Training -- Danger Room

The Air Force’s F-35A Joint Strike Fighter is finally cleared to begin introductory flights at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida — four months late.

The belated “Military Flight Release” is a big step forward for the stealthy JSF, which is slated to replace almost all of the Pentagon’s tactical jets over the next 30 years but has been plagued by design problems, safety concerns, delays and cost increases.

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More News On The Start Of Flight Training For The F-35A

Local area flights allowed for F-35A -- Air Force Times
Local Area Flights Allowed for F-35 -- Defense News
Air Force announces limited flying of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet at Florida base -- Washington Post/AP
Air Force: Limited Flying of F-35 Can Begin --
F-35A Cleared for TakeOff with new Military Flight Release -- Defense Update

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