F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Lockheed Martin awarded $800 million Slovakia F-16 fighter jet contract
Lockheed Martin Corp., doing business as Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $799,955,939 firm-fixed-price incentive contract for F-16 aircraft production.
457th EFS continues TSP in Romania
The 457th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, 301st Fighter Wing, Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, continues to operate as a rotational presence out of the 71st Air Base, Campia Turzii, Romania, for a Theater Security Package after changing over their operations section last month.
Misawa Block-50 F-16 hits 10K hours, an AF first
One of Misawa Air Base's most famous flightline assets hit a historic milestone June 10. A 29-year-old Block-50 F-16 Fighting Falcon, tail number 808 (#90-0808) and affectionately known as "BOB," reached 10,000 flight hours during a sortie flown across Japan.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Aug 20, 2019
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 150
write-off: 610
preserved: 149
stored: 610
instructional: 102
on order: 0
active: 2943
Changes '18/'19:
Fleet adds: 0
Fleet drop: 37
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Today in F-16 history
20 Aug 1982
PAF accepts first F-16 from Peace Gate I order.
Quote of the Day
Takeoffs are optional, landings are mandatory.
-- James McLaughlin
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Sparrow Tester
USAF #01568
YF-16
The aircraft used to perform some tests with the AIM-7 Sparrow missile. Only with the introduction of the ADF version of the F-16, a BVR missile capacity was added to the airframe.
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F-16 Forum
Why the small wing?zero-one
What if F-16 had F-35 engine?rowbeartoe
F-16 versus JF-17 Joint Pakistan/Chinese...Boman
Fuel transferTJStoney
F-16 for sale in FL?Boman
Taiwan to upgrade 145 F16 A/BBoman
GROUND RECEPTACLE BONDING CHECK REQUIREM...dragracingman...
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F-22 and F-35 Forum
SDB II Scores Hits in Flight Testsmarauder2048
F-35 Test Fleet Struggling with Low Read...element1loop
F-35 and Airshowswhite_lightni...
F-35B (Non-US) Pocket Carriersspazsinbad
F-22 vs Su-30MKImadrat
F-22 vs. Rafale dogfightwil59
JASDF may be in the market for more F-35...old_rn
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Military Aviation Forum
Defending against anti-ship balistic mis...Corsair1963
Leap in Performance - F-4 J79-19?kdub104
LSMF-Mollis Air Show (Zigermeet)mixelflick
Surface to Air missile systemsweasel1962
4 Designs for US Army's FARAaaam
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From C-130.net
From USAF website - C-130 in Kuwait 7-29...edpop
Lockheed Martin awarded contract in supp...mekong68
Aerial Refuelingmekong68
Blue Angel's Fat Albert, C-130T aircraft...edpop
AC-130J Flying Combat Missionsmekong68
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Stink Finger"

New pilot fresh from the Air Force Academy was always pulling on his flight suit from the back. So he got the name stink finger.
Sierra Hotel
Latest Viper Drivers to reach 1K - 6K flying hours:
6,000 Hours 6,000 Hrs
2008-05-02

  Lt.Col. Mike "Brillo" Brill

| 466 FS | 421 FS  
5,000 Hours 5,000 Hrs
2014-01-04

  Lt.Col. Robert "T. Rex" Carpenter , Jr

| 162 FW | 148 FS | 1 sqn  
4,000 Hours 4,000 Hrs
2019-01-16

  Col. Bradley "Divot" Jackson

| 179 FS | 179 FS  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs
2019-04-00

  Lt.Col. Ala'a Braikat

1 sqn | 1 sqn | 1 sqn  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
2018-10-24

  Maj. Nicolas "Harly" Maes

349 sqn | OCU  
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2018-11-29
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Crew Chief Profiles

 Civilian Steven Underwood

 (added: 19 Aug 2019)
18 AGRS

 TSgt. John Lanier

 (added: 13 Jan 2007)
613 TFS | 613 TFS | 78 FS | 35 FS

 Sgt. Jim Tomshack

 (added: 19 Jul 2019)
614 TFS

 SSgt. Drake Keske

 (added: 2 Jul 2015)
51 FW | 388 FW | 36 FS | 309 FS | 309 FS | 80 FS

 MSgt. Mike Nelson

 (added: 3 Aug 2007)
309 FS | 80 FS | 23 FS | 14 FS | A-10 | 51 FW | 310 FS
F-16 Unit
312 sqn "Bonzo" (RNlAF)