Testing of F-35A at Eielson Air Force Base underway until 20th of November

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - AP reports Norwegian Air Force pilot, Eskil (*S-kill) Amdal (*Am-dual), tested the jet's ability to taxi, turn, and stop on a frozen, slippery runway.
Norway is one of many U.S. allies purchasing the F-35A.
Amdal says the jet's integrated systems are "truly amazing."
Lt. Col. Tucker Hamilton said the jet has hit a couple roadblocks, but he says that's part of testing.
Hamilton said pilots encountered problems with their helmet chin straps freezing when the jet went through arctic atmosphere testing at minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Hamilton says that problem has been fixed.
The jet will be tested at Eielson until Nov. 20.