First Australian Pilots to Undertake F-35A Training
The names of the first two Australian pilots selected to undergo training in the United States on the F-35A Lightning II, were announced.
Squadron Leaders Andrew Jackson and David Bell, currently based at RAAF Base Williamtown, NSW, were selected for their operational flying skills, experience and leadership. They will soon travel to the United States to commence their training.
The F-35A will be Australia’s first fifth generation aircraft.
The RAAF’s first two F-35A aircraft are scheduled to complete production in mid-2014 . defense-studies