F-35 Will Fly At Paris Air Show 2017

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F-35 Will Fly At Paris Air Show 2017

F-35 Will Fly At Paris Air Show 2017. The United States Air Force Plans to take the sneaky Lockheed Martin F-35 to the Paris Air Show after all.

Just two weeks after the Joint Program Office declared that the F-35 would not debut at the international marketing event, the USAF announced on May 6 that the stealth fighter will participate in the Paris air show next month.

The F-35's debut at Le Bourget comes a year after the F-35B vertical landing-vertical landing appeared at the Farnborough air show.

The USAF still can not confirm whether the F-35's participation in the Paris air show will be limited to a flying exhibition, or whether the stealth fighter aircraft will show up at the static park. Last year, the F-35B only flew over Farnborough, but took off and landed from RAF Fairford.

The appearance in Paris will mark a momentous event for both the legacy of the F-35 and the larger history of US stealth planes abroad. No sneaky plane has appeared on the static display of the Paris air show since the F-117 in 1991. The Northrop Grumman B-2 bomber made a brief visit at the 1995 event. Fourteen years later, the Lockheed Martin F-22 Was scheduled to attend, but the USAF canceled the appearance, citing the availability of the aircraft.

The USAF announcement comes when the F-35A makes its first international deployment. Eight F-35As flew to Europe to train with NATO allies as part of a long-planned effort within the European Reinsurance Initiative.

"Participation in the Paris Air Show will further demonstrate the ability of the Air Force and our international partners to deliver a wide range of combat airpower to any set mission," said the USAF.
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