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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

F-35B performs first launch from ski-jump ramp

The F-35B has marked another milestone – this time the first launch of the aircraft from a ski-jump ramp.

BAE Systems Test Pilot Pete ‘Wizzer’ Wilson launched the plane from a land-based ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland on June 19th.

The launch tests simulate a ski-jump ramp similar to that which will be used on Britain’s new Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, according to The Aviationist.

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