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    F-35 ITF test pilot conducts the world’s first SRVL [Image 6 of 7]

    F-35 ITF test pilot conducts the world’s first SRVL

    NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN

    10.13.2018

    Courtesy Photo

    F-35 Lightning II Pax River ITF   

    The first ever Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing (SRVL) has been carried out with an F-35B Lightning II joint strike fighter jet conducting trials onboard the new British aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth. The U.K. is the only nation currently planning to use the maneuver, which will allow jets to land onboard with heavier loads, meaning they won’t need to jettison expensive fuel and weapons before landing.
    Today’s landing, conducted by Peter Wilson, a BAE Systems UK test pilot with the F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force, took place at exactly 10:30 a.m. Oct. 13, 2018, off the east coast of the U.S. Landing 755 yards back from the end of the carrier’s ski jump, the jet came to a complete standstill at the 580 yard mark.
    Courtesy photo by Royal Navy

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    Date Taken: 10.13.2018
    Date Posted: 10.15.2018 09:41
    Photo ID: 4818372
    VIRIN: 181013-N-ZZ999-007
    Resolution: 3600x2400
    Size: 1.83 MB
    Location: NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN

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