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What is it Like to fly the Navy’s F-35C?

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 15, 2016) An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant, assigned to the Grim Reapers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Wyatt L. Anthony/Released)

Lt. Nicholas “Fila” Rezendes is a U.S. Navy fighter pilot assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 located at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. On August 14, 2016, he participated in carrier qualifications for the F-35C Lightning II carrier variant aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73).   The best part …

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