Second UK F-35B ferried to Eglin AFB, Florida


The second British Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II has been delivered to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base.

The aircraft, known as ZM136,  was piloted by Royal Air Force Sqn. Ldr. Jim Schofield for the 90-minute ferry flight to Eglin and was accompanied by the eleventh U.S. Marine Corps F-35B, also making its delivery flight from Fort Worth to Eglin. ZM136 joins the first United Kingdom F-35B, which arrived at the base for operational test and evaluation in July.

The F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing variants are the fifteenth and sixteenth F-35s to ferry to Eglin this year.