F-35B Lightning II Conducts Operations Aboard USS America (LHA 6)


PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 7, 2016) — Royal Air Force Squadron Leader Andrew “Gary” Edgell, U.K. test pilot meticulously inspects his F-35B Lightning II aircraft during preflight. On the F-35B’s developmental test phase (DT-III) aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), the aircraft is examined undergoing envelope expansion via a series of launches and recoveries in various operating conditions such as high sea states and high winds. (U.S. Navy Photo by Lt. j.g. Maideline Sanchez/Released)

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