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Australia's First F-35 Pilot Takes Off
The first Australian F-35A Lightning II pilot has completed his first flight in the aircraft. Squadron Leader Andrew Jackson’s flight, on the morning of March 17 (US time), was conducted in a US Air Force F-35A from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, where he is undergoing conversion training onto the aircraft. SQNLDR Andrew Jackson, student at the Eglin AFB Academic Training Centre discusses completing his first flight in the F-35 Lightning II jet.