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F-35 pilot praises 'fantastic' plane ahead of airshow debut

Farnborough Airport will host the Lockheed-Martin F-35 Lightning II's international debut next month


One of the most advanced fighter planes in existence is set to make its international debut at this year's Farnborough Air Show.

Lockheed-Martin's F-35 Lightning II, a replacement for the Sea Harrier, is to appear outside America for the first time next month when it goes on show at Farnborough Airport.

The UK's former test pilot, Wing Commander Jim Schofield, is confident the public will like what they see.

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"It's a fantastic aeroplane to fly," Wg Cdr Schofield said.

"I'm very excited that the public will be able to see F-35 in its international debut at Farnborough this summer."

The F-35 is due to appear alongside its predecessor, a Sea Harrier owned by the Spanish Navy.

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
F-35 Lightning II

The public days of the Farnborough Air Show are Saturday July 19 and Sunday July 20.


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