US Navy test pilot Cmdr. Ted Dyckman carried out the first F-35C external stores release test on 23 September 2015 over the range near NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Four 500-pound GBU-12 Paveway II bombs were dropped during the test. This was Flight 394 for F-35C test aircraft CF-02.
Source / Author: Lockheed Martin
Photo: Lockheed Martin / Andy Wolfe