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F-35B on the USS Wasp for test trials

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warlock
warlock
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This video link is fresh (for the public) It was made six weeks ago in the Atlantic, just off Newport News (Hampton Roads),Virginia. These are the latest sea trials of the F-35B on the USS Wasp.
They were very successful, with 74 VLs and STOs in a 3-week period.
The media and the program critics had predicted that we would burn holes in the deck and wash sailors overboard, neither of which happened. You will notice a sailor standing on the bow of the ship as the jet rotates. That was an intentional part of the sea trials. No catapult...no hook... It's a new world out there!

http://www.youtube.com/watch_p.....ure=colike

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Scott
Scott
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Coming to Vermont and the Green Mountain Boys in the not too distant future.
Poor dudes have to share the runways with our Burlington International Airport landing strip.

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whs
whs
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Impressive technology

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Drizzle
Drizzle
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and here was a trial earlier in 2011.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6XOjlzAVtI

I wonder how many of these parts are recycled in the making

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15876745

Not sure about that flap on the top!!!!

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