F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Air Force Thunderbirds commander removed
The Air Force has removed the commander of the high-profile Thunderbirds demonstration team due to a loss of confidence in his abilities to lead the touring squadron of F-16 fighter jets, the service announced Wednesday in a statement.
Hill’s F-35A and airmen mastering first Pacific deployment
More than 300 men and women of the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings and 12 F-35As are conducting business for the next six months on the subtropical Japanese island of Okinawa during a deployment known as a Theater Security Package.
First Japanese-built F-35A lands at Misawa AB
A Defense Contract Management Agency government flight representative landed the first Japanese-made F-35A on Misawa AB's runway, November 2nd.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Dec 14, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 104
write-off: 596
preserved: 141
stored: 668
instructional: 101
on order: 15
active: 2949
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 18
Fleet drop: 48
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Today in F-16 history
14 Dec 1983
The Dutch Parliament approves purchase of an additional 57 F-16s, bringing its total order to 213.
14 Dec 1983
Israel orders 75 F-16s (Peace Marbel II).
14 Dec 1989
Thailand orders 6 F-16s (Peace Naresuan II).
Quote of the Day
When I'm up in the air, it's like I'm closer to heaven; I can't explain the feeling.
-- First Officer Jeffrey Gagliano, who died on AA 4184
F-16 Hall of Fame
7,000 Flying Hours
USAF #83165
F-16C Block 25
Was the first F-16 airframe to break 7,000 flight hours and a small commemorative decal was applied to the tail in 2008. This Viper also wears 15 various bomb markings and three gun strafe markings from a prior OIF deployment and hence was called 'Lethal Lady'. It was retired just a few months after reaching the 7,000 flight hours.
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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
2016-12-22

  Lt.Col. David "Grits" Gritsavage

| 134 FS | 134 FS  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs
2017-06-05

  Lt.Col. Anjar "Beagle" Legowo

3 SkU | 3 SkU | 3 SkU  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
2016-06-28
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2017-01-19

  Maj. Nidhal Al Kamyani

20 sqn | BAe Hawk  
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Crew Chief Profiles

 Mech 2 Ken Wallin

 (added: 13 Dec 2017)
8 FS

 SSgt. Ian Van Vranken

 (added: 26 Nov 2017)
119 FS

 MSgt. Joel Harding

 (added: 25 Apr 2009)
F-16 Phase | 522 FS | 457 FS | 457 FS | 457 FS | F-16 Phase

 Sgt. Robert McManus

 (added: 10 Nov 2017)
311 FS

 Adj. Eddy Lion

 (added: 26 Sep 2007)
1 sqn | 350 sqn | OCU | 2 sqn | 1 sqn | 1 sqn | 2 sqn
F-16 Unit
13 FS "Panthers" (USAF PACAF)