First Norwegian F-35 Training Sortie

12/18/2015
12/18/2015: LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (AFNS) -- The first two Norwegian F-35s arrived here Nov. 10. Shortly after, a Norwegian pilot flew the F-35 Lightning II for the first time, in conjunction with the Royal Norwegian Air Force's birthday. The F-35 program took its first step forward, integrating partner nations…

First Italian F-35 Flight: Shaping Common Training, Tactics and Procedures for the Global F-35 Fleet

11/08/2015
11/07/2015: Two Italian pilots completing their first flights in the F-35 at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. One of the jets used was an Australian F-35, highlighting the integration of the F-35 global partners.  Credit: 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs:11/05/15    

First Italian F-35 Flight English Interviews

11/08/2015
11/08/2015: Two Italian pilots completed their first flights in the F-35 at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. One of the jets used was an Australian F-35, highlighting the integration of the F-35 global partners.  Credit: 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs:11/05/15      

First Australian F-35 Instructor Pilot Flight at Luke AFB

05/20/2015
05/20/2015: After completing his training at Eglin Air Force Base, Squadron Leader Andrew Jackson, of the Royal Australian Air Force, flew an Australian F-35 for the first time at Luke Air Force Base. Squadron Leader Jackson recently joined the team of instructor pilots training students on the fifth generation stealth…

RAAF Pilot Completes His First F-35A Flight

03/25/2015
03/25/2015: In this video from the Australian Ministry of Defence, an Australian pilot describes his first flight of an Australian F-35 at Luke AFB. He described the plane as easy to fly and the experience very symmetrical with his training on the simulator. His main concern was not falling off…