To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Royal Navy pilots are currently in advanced flying training to fly F35Bs.
21 September 2022
The Royal Navy currently has less than five pilots on the advanced flying course at Royal Air Force Valley. This course is the prerequisite to progressing to the F-35 Operational Conversion Unit.
The Lightning Force qualified F-35 pilot strength is sufficient for its Very High Readiness status and all current operational requirements.