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F-35 Stealth Fighter debut 2016

F-35 Stealth Fighter Jet will finally make its debut appearance in the UK this summer.

_87947120_f35bk2creditjamiehunter2smCrowds of plane enthusiasts are expected to turn up to see the F-35 when it appears at displays in July.

Number built 162 as of October 2015

The new stealth fighter is being developed by countries including America and Britain, and is lauded as the world’s most advanced combat jet ever created.

Thenumber28 loves our country, this IS made in America. When you see this puppy roaring the skys you will fear the pride and power of the stars and stripes once more.

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F-35A: $98M (low rate initial production and not including the engine, full production in 2018 to be $85M)

The United States Marines have confirmed they intend to fly two of the new Lockheed Martin planes to the UK for their first ever appearance. They are expected to appear at both the Farnborough Air Show and the Royal International Air Tattoo in Gloucestershire.

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Four F-35s are currently being used for training and testing in the US.

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US sources said another American stealth fighter, the F-22 could also make an appearance at UK shows this summer.

This appearance will come two years after UK F-35 displays were cancelled when the whole fleet was grounded in the USA by an engine fire.

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Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, said their appearance would be “a significant milestone”.

Britain has said it will have 48 of the jump jet F-35Bs by 2023 and will eventually go on to buy a fleet of 138.

Britain’s first F-35s should be combat ready by 2018.

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The £70 million each combat jets will be called the Lightning II in the UK and be flown by the RAF and Royal Navy.

Lt Gen Jon Davis Deputy, US Marines commandant for aviation, said: “The US Marine Corps is looking forward to demonstrating the capabilities of the F-35B Lightning II in the skies over the United Kingdom this July,”

An undated handout photograph shows Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-35 fighter jet, provided to the media on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. Lockheed Martin Corp., the world's largest defense company, is counting on stealth technology to beat Boeing Co. and Eurofighter GmbH in a Japanese fighter contest that may be worth more than $4 billion. Source: Lockheed Martin Corp. via Bloomberg    EDITOR'S NOTE: EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO SALES.

He said a joint US Marine Corps and UK detachment would use the flights to work more closely together. British and American crews have worked side by side to develop the fighters and US jets will also fly from the Navy’s new aircraft carriers.

The F-35 program ran into technical problems and cost overruns for years, but officials say it has improved and that costs have fallen for the past five years.

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Besides Britain, seven other countries helped fund development of the jets: Norway, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Turkey, Italy and the Netherlands. All but Canada and Denmark have since ordered jets, as have Israel, Japan and South Korea.

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Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution

An idea whose time has come:

In God We Trust.

For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress.

Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress could retire with the same pay after only one term, that they didn’t pay into Social Security, that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment) while ordinary citizens must live under those laws.

The latest is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform that is being considered…in all of its forms. Somehow, that doesn’t seem logical. We do not have an elite that is above the law.

I truly don’t care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent or whatever. The self-serving must stop. This is a good way to do that. It is an idea whose time has come.

This is one proposal that really should be passed around.
Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution
“Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States.”

SIGN IT!

I personally feel everyone should be bound by the same laws, especially if you write the rules.