Pax River F-35 ITF Leaves HMS Queen Elizabeth After “Eclipsing aspirations”

November 30, 2018 – F-35 Lightning jets from the Pax River Integrated Test Force (ITF) left HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08), Nov. 19, 2018, after eight weeks flying on and off the 65,000-tonne warship, helping to write the ‘operator’s manual’ so the jets can fly from her deck on front-line operations. The success of the Westlant 18 deployment – which has…

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Abraham Lincoln Completes Carrier Qualifications

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) completed carrier qualifications, Feb. 2. During this period, Abraham Lincoln qualified pilots from the “Gladiators” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106, the “Flying Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122, the “Salty Dogs” of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, and the “Vikings” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129. The “Rawhides” of Fleet Logistics…

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