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Norwegian F-16 mistakenly strafes control tower with officers inside
A Norwegian fighter jet on a training exercise has mistakenly opened fire on a control tower with three officers inside. Two F-16s were taking part in a mock attack on the uninhabited island of Tarva off Norway's west coast when one of them opened fire with its M61 gun system.
F-16 saves patient's life by flying medical equipment across Norway
Quick-thinking medical staff in Norway saved a patient’s life by calling in a Royal Norwegian air force F-16 to transfer live-saving medical equipment from across the country.
F-22s train at RAF Lakenheath
F-22 Raptors from the 95th Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., arrived at the 48th Fighter Wing, April 11, to train alongside F-15 Eagles and Royal Air Force aircraft in a realistic training environment.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - May 7, 2016
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 97
write-off: 584
preserved: 135
stored: 635
instructional: 102
on order: 60
active: 2966
Changes '15/'16:
Fleet adds: 28
Fleet drop: 32
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Today in F-16 history
7 May 1979
Three F-16s complete four-month-long environmental and opertional test program in Europe.
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Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground, and miss.
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First air-to-air victory
IDFAF #112
F-16A Block 5
History was made when Israel's youngest pilot, Lieutenant Rafi of 117 Squadron scored the first kill with an F-16 on April 28th, 1981. The victory was against one of two Mil-8s which had entered into Israeli held territory. A missile was fired but missed. The kill came when Rafi switched to guns and made a second run. Wears 1 kill marking.
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Callsign "Ricky Bobby"

Received three speeding tickets in his first month on-station. [Ed note: named after the NASCAR driver]
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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
2015-09-02

  Cdt. "Vrieske"

23 sqn | 31 sqn | 31 sqn | 31 sqn  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs
2016-04-24

  Lt.Col. James W. "J.P." Penland (Ret.)

| 1 TFS | 1 TFS | F-4  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
2016-01-19
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2015-12-16

  Lt.Col. Joshua "Steam" Spear

64 AGRS | F-15  
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Crew Chief Profiles

 TSgt. Mike Alphonse

 (added: 14 Mar 2012)
310 FS | 310 FS | 61 FS | 177 FW | 177 FW

 TSgt. Kevin Powell

 (added: 7 Jan 2007)
22 FS | 62 FS | 62 FS | 80 FS | 80 FS | F-117 | F-22 | 80 FS | 80 FS

 Mr. John Gerbas III

 (added: 5 Jul 2007)
22 FS | 416 FLTS | 416 FLTS | 36 FS | 79 FS | 312 sqn | 331 skv | 313 sqn | 312 sqn

 MSgt. Martin McGuire

 (added: 5 Apr 2007)
61 FS | 313 TFS | 10 TFS | 61 FS | Air Demonstration Squadron | 81 FS | F-117 | F-117 | 35 FS | 522 FS

 TSgt. Wally Kolkmeier

 (added: 10 Jun 2013)
524 FS
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510 FS "Buzzards" (USAFE)