Test pilot Lt. Cmdr. Eric "Magic" Buus lands the F-35C test aircraft CF-2 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. CF-2 and the F-35

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LAKEHURST, N.J. (June 25, 2011) Test pilot Lt. Cmdr. Eric 'Magic' Buus lands the F-35C test aircraft CF-2 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. CF-2 and the F-35 integrated test team from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. are at the Naval Air Systems Command facility in Lakehurst for the first jet blast deflector testing in preparation for carrier shipboard testing in 2013. The F-35C is the carrier variant of the three-service Joint Strike Fighter and has larger wing surfaces and reinforced landing gear to perform in the demanding carrier environment. The F-35C and F-35B are undergoing test and evaluation at Naval Air Station Patuxent River before eventual delivery to the fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Andy Wolfe courtesy of Lockheed Martin/Released) 

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 LAKEHURST, N.J. (June 25, 2011) Test pilot Lt. Cmdr. Eric 'Magic' Buus lands the F-35C test aircraft CF-2 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. CF-2 and the F-35 integrated test team from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. are at the Naval Air Systems Command facility in Lakehurst for the first jet blast deflector testing in preparation for carrier shipboard testing in 2013. The F-35C is the carrier variant of the three-service Joint Strike Fighter and has larger wing surfaces and reinforced landing gear to perform in the demanding carrier environment. The F-35C and F-35B are undergoing test and evaluation at Naval Air Station Patuxent River before eventual delivery to the fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Andy Wolfe courtesy of Lockheed Martin/Released)