Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

House of Lords written question – answered on 29th July 2014.

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Photo of Lord Moonie Lord Moonie Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many United Kingdom pilots have flown in F-35B planes to date; in how many sorties; and for how many aggregate flying hours.

Photo of Lord Astor of Hever Lord Astor of Hever The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Six serving Royal Navy and Royal Air Force pilots have flown some 497 hours on F-35B aircraft. In addition, one retired Royal Air Force pilot and three BAE Systems pilots have flown the F-35B. However, the Ministry of Defence does not hold details of their flying hours.

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