The F-35B STOVL — “at the hands of British test pilot Graham Tomlinson” — showed off its hovering capabilities yesterday, “as the aircraft remained stationary 150 feet above the runway at the Patuxent River naval base in Maryland.” Videos after the break.

The F-35B supersonic stealth jet has a nifty trick the likes of which few other planes can boast of: VTOL, or Vertical Take-Off and Landing.

[via Dvice]