The first two production F-35 Joint Strike Fighters (JSF) will begin flying the initial training syllabus this month at the U.S. Air Force’s test center to determine whether the aircraft is ready to begin pilot training. The conventional-take-off-and-landing (CTOL) F-35As, Aircraft AF-6 and -7, will complete a two-month maturity evaluation at Edwards AFB, Calif., flying the syllabus to be used by the JSF integrated training center at Eglin AFB, Fla. “They will be flown at a fairly high ...

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