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Korean 21-029 was seen flying today as well.

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Australian A35-038 (for 77 sqn) and USAF (ex-Turkish) 19-5537 (for 355 FS) seen flying on April 27th, 2021.

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3 more AK F-35's delivered as Zesty 51/3, 19-5536, 18-5451, and 19-5534 all destined for the 355 FS, April 29, 2021.
Tanker support was Adobe 01, KC-135R 60-0347 from the OH ANG. Tanker left the 35's over Idaho and turn towards homebase. Not sure what other tanker was there to support them to Eielson.

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Starfighter_F-104G wrote: 30 Apr 2021, 12:29 AF-302 first F-35A for 495FS
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E0NZFCvWEAE ... name=large
Would that be 19-5474?
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We can only acknowledge that once the first FY19 jet flies. Hopefully this happens in the coming weeks.

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I would think that if AF-302 is the first for Lakenheath then its serial will be xx-5495?
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raameagle wrote: 01 May 2021, 15:00 I would think that if AF-302 is the first for Lakenheath then its serial will be xx-5495?
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Not if the next block of USAF F-35A are AF-280 onwards and start 19-5452 (following on from AF-279 18-5451) as AF-302 would be quite a bit before 5495 .. but as already mentioned we will know very soon when the first FY 19- appear.
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First flights May 3rd, 2021.
AW-30, 21-030.
AU-39, A35-039 (fms: 19-5512) in 77 Sqn mks.

Also noted were: AP-03 (L-003), AP-04 (L-004), AW-29 (21-029), BF-114 (169787), AU-38 (A35-038, fms: 19-5511), and AF-277 (18-5449/OT).

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tally wrote: 04 May 2021, 17:21 Also noted were: AU-29 (A35-029, fms: 19-5511), and AF-277 (18-5449/OT).
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FMS 19-5511 is A35-038, AU-29 (A35-029) is FMS 18-5400

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Hans van Herk wrote: 04 May 2021, 17:32
tally wrote: 04 May 2021, 17:21 Also noted were: AU-29 (A35-029, fms: 19-5511), and AF-277 (18-5449/OT).
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FMS 19-5511 is A35-038, AU-29 (A35-029) is FMS 18-5400

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AU-38 is the one seen. Corrected above.
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F-018 made it's first test flight today, about 3 weeks later then expected
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Another delivery flight to Eielson this evening, ADOBE 01 (62-3534 KIAB - PAEI) with ZESTY 51/52.

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12-05-2021
RDAF L-003 / 004 delivered to Luke
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AW-31, 21-031, first flight May 13.
AW-32, 21-032, first flight May 14.

Several other F-35's (all models) tried to have their first flight this week but all ground aboard for various reasons.

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