JSF test pilots recommend new set of strap-in procedures for carrier variant

By Lee Hudson / October 30, 2017 at 5:15 AM
Joint Strike Fighter test pilots have recommended a new set of strap-in procedures when operating the carrier variant to reduce bounce in the cockpit, according to the F-35 program office. In mid-October, the F-35C carrier variant conducted carrier qualifications aboard the Carl Vinson (CVN-70) off the coast of California. The new procedures ensure the pilot is secured to the seat to minimize potential bounce, F-35 spokesman Joe DellaVedova wrote in an Oct. 27 statement to Inside Defense . "The reduced...

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