May 25, 2024

Pax F-35 Pilot Makes 1st Night SRVL on UK Carrier

F-35 Pilot

An US Navy F-35 Lightning II test pilot from NAS Pax River performed the first night shipborne rolling vertical landing, or SRVL, aboard HMS Prince of Wales, the United Kingdom’s newest aircraft carrier, in Atlantic waters just after 9pm Oct. 29. This came after MAJ Paul Gucwa had performed the first SRVL earlier that day.

Aircraft Big Winner in Defense Budget

Readiness

House and Senate conference committees have finalized a $675 billion defense spending bill. Aircraft of all kinds are the overall winner.