Photo: Second UK’s F-35 and U.S. Marine Corps F-35B delivered to Eglin Air Force Base

Oct 19 2012 - Leave a Comment

On Oct. 19, the second British Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II took off from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base for delivery to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

The UK’s F-35 flew the 90-minute ferry flight to the Emerald Coast with the eleventh U.S. Marine Corps’s F-35B. The aircraft, known as ZM136 and BK-16, departed at approximately 8:06 a.m. CDT with U.K. Royal Air Force Sqn. Ldr. Jim Schofield and Marine Corps Maj. Adam Levine at the controls.

The first United Kingdom F-35B, arrived at the base for operational test and evaluation in July.

Image credit: Lockheed Martin / Neal Chapman