Video: VMFA-121 F-35B Lightning II short take off, and vertical landing
Video by Lance Cpl. Ryan Lampro
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Marine Aircraft Group 13, Third Marine Aircraft Wing conducted its first F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Short Take off, Vertical Landing aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. March 21, 2013. This evolution marks a historical milestone for the Green Knights and Marine aviation as VMFA-121, the Corps’ first operational F-35B squadron continues to work toward full operational capacity. Maj. Robert Rusnok piloted BF-19 and conducted the STOVL operations and LtCol. Jeffrey Scott, VMFA-121 CO piloted the chase F-35B aircraft, BF-20. Available in High Definition.