An F-35B Lightning II hovers before landing aboard the USS America
during the Lightning Carrier Proof of Concept Demonstration. The
demonstration is the first shipboard Marine Corps F-35B integration
demonstration alongside other Marine Corps Air Combat Element assets.
(source: U.S. Pacific Command)
An F-35B Lightning II aircraft piloted by Royal Air Force test pilot and Squadron Leader Andy Edgell launches from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) equipped with inert 500-pound GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided test bombs during flight operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kyle Goldberg/Released)
An F-35B Lightning II Prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) during The Lightning Carrier Proof of Concept Demonstration, November 18, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Dana Beesley/Released