F-35B Lightning unveiled at MCAS Beaufort

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Photos by Bob Sofaly

Pilots check out of the F-35B Lightnings on display Tuesday in the VMFAT-501’s hangar
Pilots check out of the F-35B Lightnings on display Tuesday in the VMFAT-501’s hangar
Maj. Paul Holst, F35B Lightning training officer with VMFAT-501, discusses how the new jet nearly flies itself during the unveiling of the Marine Corps’ newest jet Tuesday at the air station.
Maj. Paul Holst, F35B Lightning training officer with VMFAT-501, discusses how the new jet nearly flies itself during the unveiling of the Marine Corps’ newest jet Tuesday at the air station.
A pair of F-35B Lightnings from VMFAT-501 peel off as they prepare to land Tuesday morning at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.
A pair of F-35B Lightnings from VMFAT-501 peel off as they prepare to land Tuesday morning at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.