F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
480th FS commander surpasses 2,000 flying hours
Lt Col Mike Richard, 480th Fighter Squadron commander, surpassed 2,000 flying hours on October 18th, 2018, in the airspace around Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.
Belgium buys 34 F-35s
Today the Belgian government decided to buy up to 34 F-35s for its air force to replace the current fleet of 54 operational F-16s.
'Shooters' deploy in support of Operation Inherent Resolve
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 55th Fighter Squadron, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and supporting units, deployed to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Nov 18, 2018
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 105
write-off: 603
preserved: 147
stored: 669
instructional: 104
on order: 0
active: 2949
Changes '17/'18:
Fleet adds: 7
Fleet drop: 35
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Today in F-16 history
18 Nov 2004
Thailand receives 7 second-hand F-16s from Singapore.
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Quote of the Day
I didn't turn with enemy pilots as a rule. I might make one turn - to see what the situation was - bur not often. It was too risky.
-- General John C. Meyer
Vice-Chief of Staff, USAF
26 Victories, WW-II and Korean Conflict
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YF-16
In 1975, the US Navy had expressed interest in a low-cost alternative to the Grumman F-14 Tomcat. General Dynamics proposed a navalized YF-16, with BVR radar, which was not part of the original planning for the USAF. The aircraft was briefly painted in a two-tone blue/light-brown color scheme for naval evaluation purposes. General Dynamics refined the proposal into a single-seat F-16, based on the two-seat F-16B - with the space ordinarily occupied by the rear seat used for increased avionics or fuel. On May 2nd, 1975, the Navy announced that they had decided not to buy the navalized F-16, but opted instead for an aircraft developed from the YF-17, which was eventually to emerge as the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Notso"

Last name Swift. Now a Fleet Commander.
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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
2018-08-14

  Lt.Col. Maurice "Skunk" Schonk

| 323 sqn | 323 sqn | 323 sqn  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs
2018-06-08

  Lt.Col. Grant "Goo" Gooch

124 FS | 124 FS | 182 FS  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
2018-04-25
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2018-06-27
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 SrA. Tracy Lauzon

 (added: 13 Nov 2018)
308 FS | 308 FS

 Sgt.Maj. Joop van der Made

 (added: 10 Nov 2018)
312 sqn

 SMSgt. Sean Bailey

 (added: 11 Jan 2009)
182 FS | 93 FS | C-5 | C-130 | KC-135 | B-52

 SSgt. Dan Dunn

 (added: 2 Apr 2016)
8 FW | 8 FW | 6510 TW

 MSgt. Sean Day

 (added: 3 Aug 2010)
78 FS | 35 FS | 308 FS | 14 FS | 8 FW | 412 TW
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