The UK's second Lockheed Martin F-35B Joint Strike Fighter was delivered to Eglin AFB, Florida, on 19 October.

The short take-off and vertical landing aircraft, known as ZM136, was flown to the sea-side base by the UK's first operational F-35 pilot, Royal Air Force Sqn Ldr Jim Schofield. It was accompanied by a US Marine Corps F-35 flown by USMC Maj Adam Levine.

The flight from the Lockheed plant in Fort Worth, Texas, to Eglin took about 90min. There are now 16 F-35s at the Florida base.

RAF F-35

 Lockheed Martin

Source: Flight International