UK F-35

United Kingdom Royal Air Force Squadron Leader Jim Schofield poses for a photo after he piloted the first British F-35B Lightning II from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, July 23. The jet is the first international variant of the joint strike fighter to be based at the 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. U.K. maintainers and pilots will be imbedded in the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 and U.K. pilot training begins this fall. In the near future, the U.K. will be doing operation test preparation activity, leading the way to maintain the jets and becoming instructor pilots. .The U.K. officially took ownership of the aircraft at a Lockheed Martin ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas, July 19. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Karen Roganov)

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