January 31 58th maintenance group produced off immediately 4 F-35A fighter at Eglin Air Force Base, reports ASDNews February 7. It was the first flight of the fighter of this type. February 1st group flight was repeated successfully.
During the first group flight fighter aircraft F-35A, using its advanced radar tracking aircraft performed «enemy» F-16 over the Gulf of Mexico.
Flights showed the maturity of a system of technical training fighters of this type.