F-35B Vertical Landing

The F-35B makes its first shipboard vertical landing.

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The F-35B made its first vertical landing aboard the USS WASP on October 3, 2011.Andy Wolfe
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U.S. Marine Corps pilot Lt. Col. Fred Schenk was at the controls during the test flight.
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The Joint Strike Fighter will continue shipboard testing during the next two weeks.Michael D. Jackson
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During that time frame, the program plans to complete 67 landings.Michael D. Jackson
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For more, check out a video of Monday's test landing.Michael D. Jackson