20th F-35 delivered to Florida’s Eglin Air Force Base

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Deliveries of the F-35 to Eglin Air Force Base have reached the 20 unit mark with the delivery of F-35B BF-15 on September 27, reports Australian Aviation.

BF-15 is assigned to the 2nd Marine Air Wing’s VMFAT-501 squadron, within the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin, which will use the aircraft for pilot and maintainer training. The jet, the 14th to be delivered to Eglin in 2012, was piloted on its 90 minute delivery flight from Fort Worth by USMC Major Mike Rountree.

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