F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
F-16 crashes near Andrews AFB in Washington DC; pilot ok
An F-16C that was on a training mission crashed in an unpopulated area near Andrews AFB in Maryland this morning.
Pilot reaches milestone 1,000th combat hour
The 79th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander reached a milestone – 1,000 combat hours in an F-16 Fighting Falcon – after flying a sortie March 20, 2017 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
US Air Force delivers refurbished F-16s to Indonesia
Four refurbished F-16 Fighting Falcons were delivered to Indonesia, the fifth of six "ferry cells" in a sale of 24 total aircraft.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Apr 25, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 104
write-off: 593
preserved: 139
stored: 669
instructional: 101
on order: 36
active: 2932
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 18
Fleet drop: 38
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Today in F-16 history
25 Apr 2003
First flight test of the more powerfull F110-GE-132 turbofan engine for the F-16 block 60 is completed successfully.
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Quote of the Day
Flies high, it dies; low and slow, it'll go.
-- From Murphy's Laws of Combat Operations
F-16 Hall of Fame
USAF MiG Killer
USAF #91353
F-16C Block 50
This F-16C shot down a MiG-29 in Operation Allied Force on May 4th, 1999. The kill marking has moved several times and changed colors repeatedly. The jet also wore five HARM markings which were removed shortly after returning home. In early 2004 a 'Lets Roll' decal/nose art was added.
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F-16 Forum
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New Dan Hampton interviewkrorvik
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422nd F-16 drops B61-12 in Nellis test.popcorn
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F-22 and F-35 Forum
This is why you don't put Bean Counters ...spazsinbad
First F-35A deployment to ??? in 2017hythelday
DOT&E leaked memo suggests F-35 May ...jessmo111
F-35 GAO warns of one-year delayquicksilver
F-35C and Uclassarian
Operational Performace Comparison: Viper...f-16adf
F-35C nose gear issuesbotsing
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Military Aviation Forum
Attack Fighter Aircraft Maintenance Prof...dragracingman...
Iranian TomcatsXanderCrews
PAK FA and J-20/31 vs. NATO 4th Gens: ho...franciwzm
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Turbine bypass?count_to_10
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From C-130.net
14 C-130J sent to Japan to beef up prese...wbh
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“Enhanced Harvest Hawk” kitsneptune
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Candyman"

While in Berlin for a tactics team conference, we visited a strip club called Mon Cheri, named after the chocolate-covered cherry candy. A stripper hid a piece of the candy in a special place, which someone had to find without using hands. I was coerced to find the candy or be without a callsign for the next three months.
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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
2017-02-16
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

 MSgt. Kelly Crouse

 (added: 27 Oct 2009)
80 FS | 389 FS | 389 FS | KC-135 | 523 FS | 523 FS | 80 FS | 421 FS | 421 FS

 SSgt. Eric Owens

 (added: 20 Apr 2017)
56 FW

 SSgt. Jeffery Swann

 (added: 20 Apr 2017)
389 FS | 80 FS

 MSgt. Tim Kimsey

 (added: 19 Apr 2017)
46 TW | 474 TFW | F-111 | 388 FW | 8 FW | 46 TW

 MSgt. Louis Cardenas

 (added: 7 Apr 2007)
| 80 FS | 62 FS | 14 FS | F-117 | 36 FS | F-117
F-16 Unit
170 FS "Fly'N Illini" (USAF ANG)