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F-35 targets RIAT and Farnborough for international debut

written by australianaviation.com.au | January 27, 2016
A UK RAF F-35B at Edwards Air Force Base. (US State Department)

The F-35 Lightning II is set to make its much-anticipated international display debut in the UK at the Royal International Air Tattoo in July, with organisers expecting more than one F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) variant to appear.

Meanwhile, up to five F-35s are scheduled to participate in the flying display at the Farnborough International Airshow later that month, including at least one UK aircraft.

The US Air Force stated that the 56th Fighter Wing will send conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) F-35A aircraft for public display at the Air Tattoo and at Farnborough, marking the first time the USAF will have sent the F-35 to an overseas airshow.

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  • Raymond


    Here’s hoping for Avalon 2017…

  • boleropilot


    ah Avalon – I remember the Avalon airshow – screaming brats brawling while Mum and Dad have a domestic about whose turn it is to take little Johnny/Jenny to the crapper, and moronic music blaring through the loudspeakers drowning out the magnificent sound of a P51 doing a low level pass….bliss……..

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