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AF-331, 20-5571/LN, 48 FW, 495 FS, first flight May 13, 2022.
AU-52, A35-052 (FMS 20-5633), 77 Sqn, first flight, May 13, 2022. Only lasted about 30 min as during all the weapons bay door cycles the Chaff/Flare bay doors remained open and could not be closed. They burned down some fuel and landed safely.

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tally wrote: 14 May 2022, 01:23 AU-52, A35-052 (FMS 20-5633), 77 Sqn, first flight, May 13, 2022. Only lasted about 30 min as during all the weapons bay door cycles the Chaff/Flare bay doors remained open and could not be closed. They burned down some fuel and landed safely.

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BF-134, 169927 nmks, first flight May 16, 2022.
AU-52, A35-052 (FMS 20-5633), 77 Sqn, was finally able to fly its first flight profile as well. Of course not its "real" first flight (see above).

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AF-332, 20-5572/LN, 48 FW, 495 FS, first flight May 17, 2022 (not confirmed).
AF-333, 20-5573/LN, 48 FW, 495 FS, first flight May 18, 2022.

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AU-10 (A35-010) and AU-16 (A35-016) came back to their place of birth (NAS Fort Worth) as Ausie 1057 flt today, May 20, 2022. Probably for some upgrades.

And the next batch of LN F-35's (AF-330/333) have all flown with the Strike callsigns. Meaning it will not be long before they are ready to be transferred to the USAF.


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The Aussies came for TR3? the required technical upgrade to run block 4 software
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