Positive handling test results underline a turnaround in progress of F-35B trials
As Lockheed Martin readies for the imminent start of shipboard trials with the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter, test pilots have given high marks to the jet's vertical-landing handling characteristics, though they caution that more work is needed to mitigate the effects of hot gas reingestion. Test results from ongoing F-35B short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing (Stovl) evaluation at NAS Patuxent River, Md., have “been phenomenal,” says Pete Wilson, BAE Systems lead pilot for the Stovl test ...
THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS
You must be a paid subscriber to access "F-35B Vertical Tests Pave Way For Shipboard Trial".
Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.
Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.