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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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    Continuing a Legacy: The Road to USAF F-35A Initial Operational Capability

    Paving the road to IOC were many major events, milestones and accomplishments made possible by the thousands of men and women working towards this declaration.

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    Continuing a Legacy: The Road to USAF F-35A Initial Operational Capability
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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