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RAAF pilot paves future with first F-35 flight
Royal Australian Air Force Squadron Leader Andrew Jackson, F-35 Lightning II student pilot, prepares for his first flight in an F-35A under the supervision of Capt. Jeffrey Osborne, 58th Fighter Squadron F-35 pilot and chief of standardization and evaluation, on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., March 18, 2015. Jackson arrived in the United States in December 2014 and started his training at the F-35 Academic Training Center on Jan. 26, Australia Day. Since then, Jackson has completed 154 classroom hours and 64 hours throughout 16 flight simulations, before stepping to his first aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Marleah Robertson)

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