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Second UK F-35 And Marine Corps F-35B Delivered To Eglin
by Staff Writers
Fort Worth, TX (SPX) Oct 22, 2012


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The second United Kingdom Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II takes off from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base Friday for delivery to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

Eglin's eleventh U.S. Marine Corps F-35B ferried to the Emerald Coast with the U.K. jet.

The aircraft, known as ZM136 and BF-16, departed at approximately 8:06 a.m. CDT with U.K. Royal Air Force Sqn. Ldr. Jim Schofield and Marine Corps Maj. Adam Levine at the controls, respectively, for the 90-minute ferry flight to Eglin.

ZM136 joins the first United Kingdom F-35B, which arrived at the base for operational test and evaluation in July. The F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing variants are the fifteenth and sixteenth F-35s to ferry to Eglin this year.

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