The US Air Force's 33rd Fighter Wing and US Marine Corps flew their first Lockheed Martin F-35B local area flight at Eglin AFB, Florida, earlier today (22 May). But while today was the STOVL model's day, the wing's F-35A fleet is performing very well, a senior USAF official says.
The unit "launched a two turn two of F-35As, another first," the senior official says. That makes "for a total of five sorties flown today."
I was hoping to find video footage of the flight but instead I found this clip from this Perpar3D simulation software. Those are some very nice renderings. I'm sure it's great for training, but it would also make for an awesome video game.