F-35C completes first in-flight dual refuelling

Issue: 1 / 2013

For the first time, two Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II carrier variant test aircraft refuelled together with a Lockheed Martin KC-130 Hercules in the sky above Patuxent River, Maryland, United States, recently. The CV aircraft, known as CF-1 and CF-2, completed the milestone as part of an F-35 flight test programme that will accomplish more than 1,000 flights in 2013. Later this year, Eglin AFB, Florida, will receive its first CV aircraft joining the F-35 pilot and maintainer training programme there.