Perhaps you've already seen this but if not it's awesome! This video was made just 6 weeks ago in the Atlantic, just off Newport News ( Hampton Roads), Virginia . These are the latest sea trials of the F-35B on the USS Wasp.
They were very successful, with 74 Verticle Landings ' s & Standard Take Offs in a 3 week period. The media and the program critics had predicted that we would burn holes in the deck and wash sailors overboard.
Neither of which happened. You will notice a sailor standing on the bow of the ship as the jet rotates. That was an intentional part of the sea trials.
No catapult... No hook...
It’s a new world out there!
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They are coming to Luke Air Force Base soon....