WATCH: RAF pilot performs first UK takeoff of F-35B at sea

Squadron Leader Jim Schofield performs the first short take-off at sea in 2013 of a F-35B aircraft on-board USS Wasp.


  1. The dramatic backround music is the most potent weapon in the video. I found myself saluting my own computer monitor, rather embarrassingly at work…

    • I’m pretty sure they took this step 2 and a half years ago. Much more advanced pilot training has taken place since then.

  2. I can’t wait to see the New Carriers and F35B in place and operational it’s what the UK needs right now ! :-)…and we have new Patrol aircraft and frigates too….I want to re enlist already.


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