First F-35 to Achieve 1,000 Flight Hours

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AF-2, nicknamed the 'Workhorse', is the second production F-35 Lightning II for the U.S. Air Force and the first F-35 to reach 1,000 flight hours. Every AF-2 flight-test hour continues to advance the F-35's Flight Sciences testing.

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  1. 210arty
    210arty Aug 16, 2014

    First flight of the F-35 was 15 December 2006. 8 years later and it hits 1000 hours ???

  2. 27563208
    27563208 Aug 16, 2014

    That may work out to half of an hour per day, but there are always bugs to work out of a new aircraft. And they are not flying everyday, either.

  3. XB-70
    XB-70 Aug 16, 2014

    The F-35 looks a lot more maneuverable than I thoght.

  4. AFRet91
    AFRet91 Aug 18, 2014

    F35 Aardvark?

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