Luke F-35A encounter

Luke F-35A encounter

Postby davechng on Mon 10 Feb 2014, 9:43 pm

My 1st LF tail code F-35A in NAS Ft worth last Sat. He came out to play and did quite a bit of option runs after making a 1.8 hrs flight with Chaser F_16 137.

Caught some great banking while he make those Low key and High key options.

Full report here

http://airwingspotter.com/spotting-knfw ... -luke-afb/

Here are some teasers

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Banking shot of the F35A
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Full Side Profile
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Chaser
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Moon shot.... not my best Moon shots but using 8.5 fps caught it at the right time
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Re: Luke F-35A encounter

Postby Ronoz on Wed 19 Feb 2014, 8:20 am

Hi, great pics & just a question, some reports have it that F35 has greater engine noise, did you notice this compared to the other traffic while you were there ? thanks Ronoz
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Re: Luke F-35A encounter

Postby Agg on Wed 19 Feb 2014, 8:38 am

I think you have more run ins with the F-35 than anyone else in here, Dave :P
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Re: Luke F-35A encounter

Postby davechng on Sun 23 Feb 2014, 3:10 am

well! i am fortunate to be in DFW area where they make those F35 and new F16 from the lockheed martin plant.... we had 3 F35 fly just today! 3 sorties on a SAt.! so! U can imagine we getting quite a bit of flying...

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Re: Luke F-35A encounter

Postby RRconway on Sun 23 Feb 2014, 1:26 pm

Love the second one.
Is the contrasting colour around the edges of the panels normal?

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Re: Luke F-35A encounter

Postby davechng on Sun 23 Feb 2014, 10:02 pm

Yes Jeff.. all of them have those contrasty panels!

Heres the UK version!.. same lines!

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Re: Luke F-35A encounter

Postby 747woody on Mon 03 Mar 2014, 8:11 pm

Ronoz wrote:Hi, great pics & just a question, some reports have it that F35 has greater engine noise, did you notice this compared to the other traffic while you were there ? thanks Ronoz


Having seen the Nellis ones fly a few times, IMHO it's very noisy!
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Re: Luke F-35A encounter

Postby CH2 on Tue 04 Mar 2014, 9:35 am

I must be one of the few people on UK who like the F35. Not as sleek as the X35, but all those lines and curves give it a bit of character. Let's hope it does the job. Nice pics. The RAF grayed out roundel is pointless, could belong to anyone..
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