The F-35B short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing (Stovl) variant has been cleared for high-angle-of-attack (high alpha) testing following completion of engine restart evaluations in August. Although testing of the F-35B for the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.K. and Italy is based at NAS Patuxent River, Md., air-start trials for all variants of the Joint Strike Fighter are being undertaken at Edwards AFB, Calif., where pilots can make the most of the large airspace and dry lakebed landing spots in ...
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