F-35’s First Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing

Credit: F-35B:USMC
LONDON—A British F-35 test pilot has performed a ship-borne rolling vertical landing (SRVL) onto the new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier for the first time. BAE Systems test pilot Pete “Wizzer” Wilson made the first SRVL landing onto the flight deck of the carrier Oct. 13 as part of the...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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