Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. Space Industry and Business News .




AEROSPACE
Pilot Completes First F-35 Vertical Landing for Royal Air Force
by Staff Writers
Patuxent River, MD (SPX) Jun 06, 2013


File image.

Squadron Leader Jim Schofield became the first Royal Air Force pilot to complete a vertical landing of a Lockheed Martin [LMT] F-35B short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) Lightning II on May 28. Following the flight, Schofield commented on the F-35B's handling capabilities.

"The F-35 has truly revolutionised STOVL flying," said Schofield.

"With legacy types, such as Harrier, the pilot was always working hard to land the aircraft onto a hover pad or ship. Now with F-35B, at the press of a button the aircraft transforms into 'short take-off or vertical landing' mode whereupon the aircraft can take off or hover hands-off.

"This means pilots will require less training and operating the aircraft will be much safer than legacy types. It's a fantastic aircraft to fly."

The U.S. Marine Corps plans to declare Initial Operational Capability with the STOVL in 2015.

.


Related Links
Lockheed Martin
Aerospace News at SpaceMart.com






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





AEROSPACE
Boeing EMARSS Aircraft Completes First Test Flight
Fairfax VA (SPX) Jun 05, 2013
A U.S. Army and Boeing team completed the first flight of the first of four Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (EMARSS) Engineering, Manufacturing and Development aircraft on May 22. The aircraft was in the air for more than four hours and completed all first-flight test objectives, including evaluation of aerodynamic handling qualities, aircraft systems perfor ... read more


AEROSPACE
To improve today's concrete, do as the Romans did

Magnetic monopoles erase data

Mind-controlled games on show at Asia's biggest IT fair

Atom by atom, bond by bond, a chemical reaction caught in the act

AEROSPACE
Mutualink Platform to be Deployed by US DoD during JUICE 2013

General Dynamics to Deliver U.S. Army's Newest Tactical Ground Station Intelligence System

Boeing-built WGS-5 Satellite Enhances Tactical Communications for Warfighters

US Navy And Lockheed Martin Deliver Secure Communications Satellite For Mobile Users

AEROSPACE
Europe launches record cargo for space station

New chief urges Ariane 5 modification for big satellites

The Future of Space Launch

Rocket Engine Maker Proton-PM to Invest in New Products

AEROSPACE
Glitch puts off Indian navigation satellite launch by a fortnight

Orbcomm And Cartrack Deliver Telematics Solution For African Market

Narayansami Inaugurates ISRO Navigation Centre

Advanced aircraft detection to prevent 'friendly fire' mishaps

AEROSPACE
Pilot Completes First F-35 Vertical Landing for Royal Air Force

Egypt report blames balloon crash on pilot, leak

Shun Tak Holdings buys a third of Jetstar Hong Kong

Airline industry calls for single emissions standard

AEROSPACE
Printing innovations provide 10-fold improvement in organic electronics

Intel hopes new processors can kick-start ailing PC market

Intel introduces fourth generation processors

Milwaukee-York researchers forward quest for quantum computing

AEROSPACE
New maps show how shipping noise spans the globe

Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission Team Assemble Flight Observatory

Elevated carbon dioxide making arid regions greener

Landsat 8 Satellite Begins Watch

AEROSPACE
Urban Indians grow concerned about pollution: survey

Microplastic pollution prevalent in lakes too

Fresh oil spill from Turkish tanker off Cape Town

Poland dumps old garbage system for greener setup




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement