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Norwegian Air Force pilot tests F-35A fighter jet in Alaska

 

October 26, 2017



FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A test pilot from Norway has begun working with the F-35A fighter jet at Eielson Air Force Base.

Norwegian Air Force pilot Eskil Amdal on Tuesday tested the jet’s ability to taxi, turn and stop on a frozen, slippery runway, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.

Norway is one of many U.S. allies purchasing the F-35A.

“You can’t really compare it to anything else,” Amdal said. “It’s easy to fly and the integrated systems are truly amazing.”

Six cameras are attached to the outside of the jet. Those cameras feed directly into the pilot’s helmet, all...



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