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Lockheed Test Pilot Mark Ward Reaches 100 Flight Hours Aboard T-50A

Lockheed Test Pilot Mark Ward Reaches 100 Flight Hours Aboard T-50A - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Lockheed Test Pilot Mark Ward Reaches 100 Flight Hours Aboard T-50A - top government contractors - best government contracting eventLockheed Martin test pilot Mark Ward has become the first to fly the T-50A for 100 hours.

The company said Wednesday Mark Ward’s T-50A flight was part of the company’s contribution to the U.S. Air Force‘s Advanced Pilot Training competition.

Lockheed announced the T-50A’s APT participation in February 2016.

The test-flying began November 2016 at the Greenville site.

The aircraft was built at a final assembly and checkout facility at the same site.

The T-50A will be used to train F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lightning II and 4th Generation aircraft pilots.

The training aircraft is also accompanied by the T-50A Ground-Based Training System which employs a Live, Virtual, Constructive training feature to deliver an immersive, synchronized ground-based training platform.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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