UK's F-35 has inaugural flight, but will the programme get off the ground?
The UK’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft took its inaugural flight last week at Lockheed Martin's Fort Worth facility. During the 45 minute sortie, test pilot Bill Gigliotti put the short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) Lightning II aircraft through a number of functional flight checks before being officially accepted by the UK MoD.
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