F-35C Catapult Testing
Catapult testing of the F-35C. Before the Navy takes an aircraft to sea for carrier suitability tests they start at Lakehurst New Jersey. An exact replica of a ship’s catapult and arresting gear is set in a runway for testing. Once the initial test program is complete and all data analysed the F-35C will head to sea. Carrier suit tests are tentatively scheduled for this summer.