Press statement from FIA:
Sunday 13 July 2014
Farnborough International Airshow 2014 statement: F-35B Lightning II
Unfortunately the F-35B Lightning II will not be displaying at the Farnborough International Airshow tomorrow, Monday 14 July.
The aircraft is still awaiting US DoD clearance but we are hopeful that it will fly at the airshow by the end of the week.
Everyone involved in the project is working towards a positive result for attendance at the airshow this week, and we fully support the stance to never compromise safety of either pilots or show participants and we thank them all for their continued hard work.
So now its confirmed, I doubt whether the F35 will make any appearance, but watch this space. In other news, nice to see a Harrier in British skies again, albeit a Spanish one. Oh well, what might have been…..