Eglin AFB prepares to train F-35 pilots, maintainers

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Contracted Logistics Maintenance personnel from Lockheed Martin at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., stop the pilot on the taxiway during the return of his flight in preparation to verify the F-35A’s brake temperatures are within safe limits to recover the aircraft March 13. An electronic hand-held device takes an immediate temperature reading. This procedure is what is commonly dubbed by crew chiefs and pilots as the “hot brake check.” The Air Force variant of the joint strike fighter is piloted by Marine Corps Maj. Joseph Bachmann, and this cross-service cooperation is a hallmark of the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Training Center located at the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Karen Roganov)

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