Tenth F-35 Enters Flight Test

FORT WORTH, Texas, 12/31/2010 --

AF-4, the tenth F-35 Lightning II to enter flight testing, lifts into the sky for the first time on Dec. 30. The successful flight was the final test mission of 2010 for the Joint Strike Fighter program, which logged 410 flights for the year versus a plan of 394.

AF-4_first_flight_Dec_30_2010_F10-92493-tnAF-4 lifts into the sky for the first time. (Lockheed Martin photo by Neal Chapman)