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F-35B Conducts First Night Time Vertical Landing

April 9, 2013

Data Collected Includes Helmet And Lighting Conditions For Night Ops An F-35B Lightning II completed the first short takeoff and vertical landing during a test mission at night to expand the flight envelope and deliver capability to the warfighter. Marine Corps test pilot Maj. C.R. Clift conducted the flight April 2 to gather data on the helmet and lighting conditions for night time operations.

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