Norway’s First F-35s Land at Home Base Ørland
Today, the first three F-35 Lightning IIs for the Royal Norwegian Air Force landed at their new home base, Ørland Air Base.
The jets departed from the F-35 production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, at 6:35 a.m. Norwegian time, and landed on Norwegian soil for the first time at around 3:40 p.m. local time.
Norway has taken delivery of 10 F-35s to date. Seven of those aircraft are at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, where Norwegian pilots are in training.
The Norwegian government has plans to purchase up to 52 F-35s.