Sixth F-35A Delivered to Eglin Air Force Base

FORT WORTH, Texas, October 27, 2011 --

AF-13, a conventional takeoff and landing variant F-35A, departs Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base on Oct. 26 en route to Eglin Air Force Base. The 5th Generation fighter jet, piloted by U.S. Marine Corps pilot, Maj. Joseph Bachmann, touched down on Florida's Emerald Coast at 11:44 a.m. after a 90-minute ferry flight. AF-13 is the sixth F-35A delivered to the 33d Fighter Wing in 2011. It will be used for pilot and maintainer training at the base's new F-35 Integrated Training Center. AF-13 is the twelfth overall F-35 delivery in 2011.