F-35s Make First Eastbound Transatlantic Crossing

Credit: F-35A: Paul Weatherman
LONDON—A pair of Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters have completed the first-ever eastbound transatlantic crossing by the new fighter. The first of two aircraft safely touched down at Leeuwarden air base at 9:18 p.m. after the 8-hr. flight from Patuxent...
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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