Gallery – F-35 Lightning II conducts DT-II aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 6, 2015) Cmdr. Tony “Brick” Wilson, an F-35 Lightning II test pilot from the Patuxent River Integrated Test Force (ITF) assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, prepares to launch aircraft 75/CF-05 from the flight deck of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). As of Sept. 1, the F-35 Lightning II program has surpassed 40,000 combined flight hours between F-35 military fleet aircraft and System Development and Demonstration (SDD) test aircraft. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy Lockheed Martin photo by Andrew McMurtrie/Released)
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 8, 2015) Cmdr. Christian “Wilson” Sewell and Cmdr. Ted “Dutch” Dyckman, test pilots from the F-35 Lightning II Patuxent River Integrated Test Force (ITF) assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, conduct night operations aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during the second developmental test (DT-II) phase of the F-35 Lightning II carrier variant. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy Lockheed Martin photo by Andrew McMurtrie/Released) ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 6, ...

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