Lightning ‘Strikes’ Lightning! F-35A Lightning II Stealth Fighter Jet Cleared To Fly In Thunderstorms: Reports - 4/3/2024

Once forbidden to fly in lightning and thunderstorms, the conventional take-off and landing variant of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft, operated by the US Air Force, has reportedly been cleared to fly near storms. Until now, the F-35A Lightning II, operated by the US Air Force, was prohibited from flying within 25 miles of lightning. However, the F-35Cs used for carrier operations by the Navy and the F-35Bs used by the Marines were exempted from the ban.

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