Friday, June 3, 2016

Air Force F-35A To Skip Farnborough Air Show

The US Marine Corps is planning to send a pair of short-takeoff and vertical-landing F-35Bs to the Farnborough Air Show in the United Kingdom this summer for the fifth-generation Lockheed Martin jet’s international debut.
But the Air Force is now dropping plans to send two of its conventional takeoff-and-landing F-35As to join the Marine Corps jets at the commercial air show.
Both the Air Force F-35A and the Marine Corps F-35B will appear at the Royal International Air Tattoo military show in the UK in early July. The planes will appear in a heritage flight fly-by and on static display during the show, according to Air Force spokesman Capt. Mark Graff.
But due to a lack of hangar space at Farnborough, the F-35A is scheduled to return to the US after RIAT, Graff said June 2.  more