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    F-35 OT-1 By the Numbers

    The U.S. Marine Corps conducted Operational Test-1, or OT-1, to evaluate the full spectrum of F-35B measures of suitability and effectiveness while at sea.

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    F-35 OT-1 By the Numbers
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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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    The F-35’s High Angle of Attack Explained

    ​Flying at high angles of attack (AoA) --- aka “High Alpha,” fighter aircraft gain enhanced nose-pointing capability, allowing pilots to find, fix and target enemy aircraft.

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    The F-35’s High Angle of Attack Explained