Hi Guys, just got sent this link which I know is not 'British' military aviation right now but in a few years time it might be...
This video link is fresh (for the public). It was made in the Atlantic, just off Newport News ( Hampton Roads), Virginia .
These are the latest sea trials of the F-35B on the USS Wasp. They were very successful, with 74 VL's and STO's in a three week period.
The media and the program critics had predicted that we would burn holes in the deck and wash sailors overboard. Neither of which happened. You will notice a sailor standing on the bow of the ship as the jet rotates.
That was an intentional part of the sea trials.
No steam catapult... No arresting wires….. No arresting hook..... It’s a new world out there for carrier fighter operations!
The shape and scope of carrier based warfare – worldwide – just changed.