Taking the Lightning F35 to Sea

20 September 2016

Nuffield Sports Bar Yeovilton

Lecture

Lt Cdr Beth Kitchen RN has graciously agreed to provide a lecture on her experience of the F35.  This will prove to an insightful account from first-hand experience of the most technically sophisticated aircraft ever procured and operated by British forces.  The lecture will be centred around the operational testing on USS Wasp in May 15 , as such Lt Cdr Kitchen currently is the most experienced in ‘taking the F35 Lightening to Sea’ for fixed wing embarked aviation.  This was a deployment of 6 x F-35B aircraft by the United States Marine Corps (supported by a team of 9 UK personnel).  Lt Cdr Beth Kitchen assumed the role of Maintenance Evolutions Test Coordinator working directly for Commanding Officer VMX-22 (USMC Test Sqn). The event will start slightly earlier than usual  with the doors opening at 1745.

Speaker Details

Lt Cdr Beth Kitchen RN

Lt Cdr Beth Kitchen RN

Location Details

Nuffield Sports Bar Yeovilton