The US Air Force recently launched an ambitious project to put two damaged F-35s back together by strategically combining them into a single fully operating stealth fighter. How’d you like to be chosen to be the pilot of that monster?

This unique effort, aptly dubbed the “Franken-bird,” represents an unmatched achievement in the history of aviation maintenance and restoration.

Let’s take a closer look at the initiative’s progress thus far.

The F-35′ Franken-Bird’ Project

This incredible endeavor began in Utah, where Air Force engineers are meticulously building a new chapter in aviation history.