F-35C Sea Trials Part II.

Yesterday two F-35Cs landed aboard USS Eisenhower to begin a two week sea trial. The first series was conducted aboard USS Nimitz earlier this year.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTF2mxxPqgo]

For all the criticism I’ve heard about the F-35 program, I have to say, everything I’ve heard from the people that actually fly it is positive. The Direct Lift Control system makes flying the carrier approach much easier than a conventional jet.

2 thoughts on “F-35C Sea Trials Part II.”

  1. They grow up so fast…

    Just other day (it seems) I was reading that the problems with the tailhook were insurmountable and the C model would never be able to land on a carrier.

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