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The group of pilots training in the F-35 has reached 100. Maj. Robert Miller, who is assigned to the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took his first flight in the jet on July 9. Miller is going through the Integrated Training Center at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. “It was great to get airborne today. The jet handles well and is very easy to fly. I’m looking forward to testing the combat capabilities of the F-35 over the next few years at Edwards,” Miller said in a Lockheed Martin release. The announcement is the…

Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., this week posted this picture of the first F-35A four ship formation flying Jan. 31 over the Gulf of Mexico. Pilots and maintainers flew two formations in one day, one in the morning and ground crews turning the four around for another flight in the afternoon, according to a base release. During the training, pilots tracked F-16 “adversaries” during the flight.