08/24/2015: F-35 operations at Luke Air Force Base as well as classes at the F-35 Academic Training Center.
The ATC began classes in May 2015 and trains pilots who will fly the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter.
Students include pilots from Undergraduate Pilot Training, pilots who have previously flown the F-15, F-16, and A-10 aircraft, and pilots from F-35 partner nations and Foreign Military Sales nations.
Training at the ATC will last five to six weeks, at which point pilots will go to one of the F-35 flying squadrons at Luke.
They will occasionally return to the ATC for advanced weapons training and other courses during their time on the flight line.
Credit:56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs:8/13/15