It’s actually a bit more attractive up close. I photographed this F-35C, the carrier-based variant, at the 2016 Air Power Expo at NAS Ft. Worth Joint Reserve Base last weekend. This aircraft serves with Strike Fighter Squadron 101 (VFA-101) and is based at Eglin AFB in Florida, where Air Force, Marine and Navy pilots are all training top fly the F-35A/B/C. I’ll have a bunch more pictures in the next few days.