Monday, January 23, 2012

Lightning II strikes at night

The first night flight of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Program was completed Jan. 18, 2012, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The mission consisted of a series of straight-in approaches in twilight and darkness. The pilot also performed an evaluation of the F-35's cockpit lighting. The testing will clear the way for night refueling and formation testing later this year. (Lockheed Martin photo)