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).