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luke28
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VT F-35's

Post by luke28 » Tue May 04, 2021 9:21 am

Are these visible at all or completely hidden away?

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Re: VT F-35's

Post by Starbuck » Tue May 04, 2021 10:07 am

Think they're tucked away somewhere in the Reapers nest

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Re: VT F-35's

Post by mdobuk21 » Tue May 04, 2021 10:12 am

One was towed infront of the viewing area yesterday, there was a photo on Facebook

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Re: VT F-35's

Post by sschofield » Tue May 04, 2021 11:03 am

One has been noted in a HAS by the 06 end (494FS?), XWP29 caught it in shot number 10 in this link

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=204184

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Re: VT F-35's

Post by luke28 » Tue May 04, 2021 1:17 pm

Thanks for the replies 👍👍

Attempting to work out what days best to pop over to maximise my chance of catching them. That 06 end HAS picture is great information 👌👌

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Re: VT F-35's

Post by Thunderbolt II » Tue May 04, 2021 3:54 pm

Hopefully these two will fly at some point this week? Are they being used to familiarise the base personnel with with the F-35A prior to the new squadrons standing up, I wonder?

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Re: VT F-35's

Post by luke28 » Tue May 04, 2021 4:35 pm

Thunderbolt II wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 3:54 pm
Hopefully these two will fly at some point this week? Are they being used to familiarise the base personnel with with the F-35A prior to the new squadrons standing up, I wonder?
Thats pretty much what one of the chaps on facebook has said, "ground crew familiarisation and acoustic testing".

Apparantly one was towed over to the Northern HAS side of the base yesterday and has been doing Engine runs today.

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Post by slogen51 » Tue May 04, 2021 6:00 pm

It's is a weird one?

What ground crew? Surely the ground crew will all be being trained at Fort Worth or wherever they do these things.

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Post by RJ79 » Tue May 04, 2021 6:53 pm

If you look at photo 10 in this.... viewtopic.php?f=16&t=204184 it shows one of the F-35's hangared up. I would assume that the other one is as well.
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Re: VT F-35's

Post by XWP29 » Wed May 05, 2021 6:14 pm

slogen51 wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 6:00 pm
It's is a weird one?

What ground crew? Surely the ground crew will all be being trained at Fort Worth or wherever they do these things.
In some other Photos I haven’t published there were people around the aircraft not in uniform. I expect it’s the contractors and the deployment is purely for tests and tryouts on the ground. Seems logical and I would guess they will move the aircraft around. I wondered if the crews had returned to the US in the interim, being ANG.
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