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    Pax River ITF continues preparations for HMS Queen Elizabeth FOCFTs [Image 12 of 13]

    Pax River ITF continues preparations for HMS Queen Elizabeth FOCFTs

    UNITED STATES

    08.28.2018

    Photo by Dane Wiedmann 

    F-35 Lightning II Pax River ITF   

    Royal Navy Cmdr. Nathan Gray and U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Michael Lippert, both F-35 Pax River ITF test pilots, conduct ski jumps and field carrier landing practices with F-35Bs on Aug. 28, 2018, at NAS Patuxent River as part of the workups for the First of Class Flight Trials aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth.
    Around 200 supporting staff from the ITF, including pilots, engineers, maintainers and data analysts, will take two F-35Bs test aircraft aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth this fall to evaluate the fifth-generation aircraft performance and integration with Royal Navy’s newest aircraft carrier. This fixed wing test period brings the U.K. one step closer to carrier strike capabilities.

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    Date Taken: 08.28.2018
    Date Posted: 08.31.2018 14:54
    Photo ID: 4694122
    VIRIN: 180828-N-ZB537-012
    Resolution: 3000x2400
    Size: 3.45 MB
    Location: US

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