Video From F-35C Sea Trials Aboard USS Nimitz

The F-35C, the Navy’s variant of the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter jet, has been conducting sea trials aboard the USS Nimitz this month, resulting in some spectacular images and video.

Among the inaugural sea trials taking place this month, the aircraft successfully launched from and landed on an aircraft carrier for the first time:

Check out a great roundup of photos from week one of the trials here, and visit F35.com for more information on the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program.