Saturday, October 18, 2008

First USMC F-35B STOVL Flight

4 comments:

Macon said...

Oh Wow! So cool.

Paul said...

I had to tell myself, "This is real." My mind kept thinking it was some sort of Speilberg thing.

Sean said...

hate to burst your bubble, friends, but this is still Spielberg. this video is animation. the F-35B has not hovered yet. it has flown conventionally and opened doors in flight, but that's it so far. here's the latest: http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog%3A27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post%3A328a69e3-9203-4f3a-8323-c64696394016

hopefully it will on day look like this animation. but we have a ways to go yet. (i won't go into all the political and technical problems with the F-35B unless you ask ;-)

best,

Sean

Paul said...

Thanks for the correction, Sean. But at least I got the Obama/Palin dance photo right.