One Mean Aircraft

01/12/2019
The F-35C Lightning II is the Navy's aircraft carrier version of the new joint strike fighter now in the hands of a select few naval aviators.  One pilot tells us why and how this aircraft is the baddest airplane on a carrier. 01.04.2019 Video by Robert Buchwald  Defense.gov         

Launching the F-35C Lightning II

10/16/2015
10/16/2015: F-35C Lightning II carrier variant joint strike fighters assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 go through flight evolutions aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) conducting follow-on sea trials.  Credit:U.S. Navy video/Released:10/2/15 According to Colin Clark of Breaking Defense: One…

F-35C Night Ops

10/16/2015
10/16/2015: U.S. Navy sailors conduct night flight operations with the F-35C Lightning II carrier variant joint strike fighter aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The aircraft, assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX 23), are aboard the aircraft carrier for the second phase of…

F-35C Lightning II Goes Through Flight Evolutions

10/15/2015
10/15/2015: F-35C Lightning II carrier variant joint strike fighters assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 go through flight evolutions aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) conducting follow-on sea trials.  Credit:U.S. Navy video/Released:10/3/15 According to Andrea Shalal of Reuters: The Navy…

The F-35C Lands Aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower

10/14/2015
10/13/2015: F-35C Lightning II carrier variant joint strike fighters assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 land aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) conducting follow-on sea trials.  Credit:U.S. Navy video/Released):10/2/15 According to Ali Rockett of the Newport News. Daily Press: Rear Adm.…

F-35C Flight Ops Aboard USS Eisenhower

10/13/2015
10/12/2015: F-35C Lightning II carrier variant joint strike fighters assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 go through flight evolutions aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) conducting follow-on sea trials.  Credit:Navy Media Content Service:10/3/15 According to Colin Clark of Breaking Defense:…

F-35 Aboard the USS Eisenhower

10/13/2015
10/13/2015: Flight deck members watch a F-35C Lightning II carrier variant joint strike fighters assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 land aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The POV for this video is from the flight deck Integrated Catapult…