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    1,000 and Counting – The F-35B’s Journey to the 1,000th Vertical Landing

    On April 21, 2016, at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland (Pax), BAE Systems test pilot, Peter “Wizzer” Wilson, strapped into the cockpit of the F-35B and prepared for another day in the office. For Wizzer and the test team, the day consisted of five ski-jump sorties with a total of five vertical landings.

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    1,000 and Counting – The F-35B’s Journey to the 1,000th Vertical Landing
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    A Legend in the Skies and the Classroom

    Skip Hopler was one of the first to fly the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Now, he’s guiding the launch of F-35 Lightning II operations by training the next generation.

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    A Legend in the Skies and the Classroom
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    Four Things to Know About F-35 Production Ramp-Up

    Forty-five F-35s were delivered in 2015, but that number is going to increase more than double over the next two years. Here’s what you should know about how the program got to where it is today and how the ramp-up in production will happen.

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    Four Things to Know About F-35 Production Ramp-Up