F-35 operations at Luke Air Force Base as well as classes at the F-35 Academic Training Center. The ATC trains pilots who will fly the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter. Students include pilots from Undergraduate Pilot Training, pilots who have previously flown the F-15, F-16, and A-10 aircraft, and pilots from F-35 partner nations and Foreign Military Sales nations. Training at the ATC will last five to six weeks, at which point pilots will go to one of the F-35 flying squadrons at Luke. They will occasionally return to the ATC for advanced weapons training and other courses during their time on the flight line. Video by Tech. Sgt. Michael Jackson | 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

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