20th Eglin training F-35 delivered

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 28, 2012
F-35 BF-15 takes off for Eglin AFB. (Lockheed Martin)

Deliveries of the F-35 to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida have reached the 20 unit mark with the delivery of F-35B BF-15 on September 27.

BF-15 is assigned to the 2nd Marine Air Wing’s VMFAT-501 squadron, within the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin, which will use the aircraft for pilot and maintainer training. The jet, the 14th to be delivered to Eglin in 2012, was piloted on its 90 minute delivery flight from Fort Worth by USMC Major Mike Rountree.

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  • Bill

    says:

    It was mentiond earlier in this piece by, Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld, that the FA-18 Hornet replaced the Mirage fighters. I thought the F-111 ‘Ardvark’ replaced the Mirage jets around 1967 till 1999 such as the Raaf 6th squadron. If my memory serves me correct the aircraft served our country well until they were superseded by the Hornets, which by the way are an exceptional fighter also.

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