F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Norway celebrates rollout of first F-35A
Ceremonies were held yesterday at the Lockheed Martin F-35 production facility celebrating the rollout of the first F-35A Lightning II for the Norwegian Armed Forces. The event marked an important production milestone for the future of Norway’s national defense.
Stealthy Cruise Missiles for Polish F-16s
Lockheed Martin has won a contract to supply AGM-158 JASSMs to the Polish Air Force. The cruise missiles will be fitted onto the 48 F-16C/D Block 52s that are currently in Polish service. This makes the country the third international JASSM customer following Australia and Finland.
Spatial disorientation caused fatal F-16 crash in Gulf of Mexico
An Air Force report says spatial disorientation caused a civilian pilot to fatally crash an F-16 last November in the Gulf of Mexico. A report by Air Combat Command at Langley AFB says LaCourse was intercepting another jet when he became disoriented. The maneuvers stimulated fluid in the pilot's inner ear canals that affect perceptions of gravity, movement and direction.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Oct 10, 2015
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 94
write-off: 580
preserved: 135
stored: 635
instructional: 103
on order: 65
active: 2965
Changes '14/'15:
Fleet adds: 30
Fleet drop: 87
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Today in F-16 history
Oct 1997
LMTAS concludes evaluation of paintless F-16, 600sq feet of which was covered with an adhesive film in stead of paint.
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Quote of the Day
Flying is not dangerous; crashing is dangerous.
-- Unknown
F-16 Hall of Fame
War Bird
USAF #81679
F-16A Block 15
The only F-16 from the Thunderbirds ever to be made combat ready. The Tbirds are required to be able to make their F-16s combat ready within 72 hours. In 1988, this was put to the test. The ground crew pulled it off with time to spare, except for the paint scheme. The jet flew a combat training sortie and afterwards received the nickname 'War Bird'.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Cleetus"

'Maj. Scott 'Cleetus' Bridgers of the 157th Fighter Squadron at McEntire Air National Guard Station likes to have fun with his call sign. In flight school, aviators ribbed Bridgers about his thick Southern drawl. So they named him 'Cletus' after one of the bumpkin characters on the 'Dukes of Hazzard' TV show. Bridgers, though, took the joke further. He added an 'e' and when he writes his call sign, he turns the 'e's' around because 'I'm a backward country boy.''
Sierra Hotel
Latest Viper Drivers to reach 1K - 6K flying hours:
6,000 Hours 6,000 Hrs

  Lt.Col. Mike "Brillo" Brill

| 466 FS | 421 FS  
5,000 Hours 5,000 Hrs

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

| 162 FW | 148 FS | 1 sqn  
4,000 Hours 4,000 Hrs

  Cdt. "Vrieske"

23 sqn | 31 sqn | 31 sqn | 31 sqn  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs

  Cdt. "Q"

350 sqn | 350 sqn | 350 sqn  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs

  Capt. Emre Mert

| 151 Filo  
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs

  Capt. Mike "Jack" Handy

35 FW | AT-38  
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Crew Chief Profiles

 MSgt. Tommy Fabian

 (added: 9 Mar 2010)
140 FW

 Sgt. Jeffrey Kolln

 (added: 8 Sep 2015)
421 FS

 SrA. Jon Sindy

 (added: 27 Sep 2007)
62 FS | 18 AGRS

 SMSgt. Jeff Horton

 (added: 28 Aug 2015)
388 FW

 TSgt. Pablo Jimenez

 (added: 14 May 2009)
79 FS | 13 FS | 388 FW | 13 FS | 366 FW
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522 FS "Fireballs" (USAF ACC)