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F-35C Carrier Suitability
Elliott "Hemo" Celemence (M)
The Petroleum Club

Tuesday, 24 March 2015


The F-35C completed initial carrier suitability testing onboard the aircraft carrier Nimitz in November 2014. As the Lockheed Martin project pilot for this testing, Elliott "Hemo" Clemence (M) will present a broad view of carrier suitability testing along with specific test results and videos.

Elliott Clemence is a Test Pilot for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ F-35 Lightning II Program at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md. In this role, he supports F-35B flight sciences testing, F-35C carrier suitability testing, and helmet mounted display testing. Over the course of his 19-year career as a pilot, Elliott has accrued over 3,000 flight hours in dozens of aircraft including the F-35, the FA-18, the F-16, the AV-8B, the C-12, the T-2C, the T-45, the T-38, and the T-34.

Prior to joining Lockheed Martin in 2011, Elliott served as an FA-18 E/F/G experimental test pilot with the Boeing Company in St. Louis, MO, from 2009-2011 where he supported testing for mission systems, Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar upgrades, and large area display integration. In the US Navy, Mr. Clemence held various positions including: FA-18C Hornet Pilot with VFA-86 in Beaufort, SC, FA-18 E/F Super Hornet Test Pilot at NAS Patuxent River, Md., and FA-18C Squadron Department Head with VFA-136 in Virginia Beach, Va. Elliott continues to serve in the U.S. Navy Reserves as the Commanding Officer of the VFA-101 Squadron Augmentation Unit (SAU).

A decorated combat veteran, Elliott was deployed in Operation Southern Watch (OSW), Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and twice in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). During OIF and OEF, he expended 29 munitions in 86 combat sorties.



F-35C Carrier Suitability

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

6:30pm, Dinner 7:00pm
$40 Members - $50 Non-Members
$25 Student/Spouse
Dress Code: Coat & Tie, semi-formal



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Three blocks from Bass Hall and two blocks from the Convention Center, the Petroleum Club is easily accessible to any downtown area.