F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
421st Fighter Squadron returns to Hill AFB
Hundreds of Airmen from the expeditionary 421st Fighter Squadron returned here today following a six-month deployment to Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.
First USAF pilot hits 1,000 flying hours in F-35A
On October 22, 388th Fighter Wing pilots flew a four-on-six tactical intercept mission over the Utah Test and Training Range in the F-35A Lightning II, using sensors and stealth to take on the enemy. The sortie lasted roughly two hours.
AI defeats top Viper driver in DARPA’s dogfight contest
A computer program easily beat a veteran U.S. F-16 pilot in five rounds of simulated F-16 flight combat during a competition intended to spur the development of artificial intelligence that helps pilots during aerial dogfights.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Oct 31, 2020
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 152
write-off: 616
preserved: 152
stored: 612
instructional: 106
on order: 3
active: 2912
Changes '19/'20:
Fleet adds: 0
Fleet drop: 35
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Today in F-16 history
31 Oct 1991
First production F-16C block 50 (#90-0801) is delivered to the USAF at Fort Worth, where it will remain until early 1992 for tasks related to fleet introduction.
Quote of the Day
I ask people who don't fly, "How can you not fly when you live in a time in history when you can fly?"
-- William Langewische, 2001
F-16 Hall of Fame
From F-16A to F-16XL/B
USAF #75747
One of the original F-16A Full-Scale Development aircraft. The aircraft crash landed on Rogers dry lake bed at Edwards AFB due to a blown nose gear tire on take off during the annual open house air show. The pilot survived unharmed but very shaken. It was shipped to General Dynamics Fort Worth in a C-5 and rebuilt into the first cranked-arrow F-16XL, flying back to Edwards one year later on December 2nd, 1981. It was later converted into a dual-seat F-16XL/B. First flight in its new configuration was on October 29th, 1982.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Mikey"

Capt Mike Crandall. From the cereal commercial: "Mikey will do/eat anything". Referred to his willingness to help out his squadron mates or maybe something deeper he didn't want to get into.
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

  Col. Bradley "Divot" Jackson

| 179 FS | 179 FS  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs

  Maj. Emre Mert

| 151 Filo | 132 Filo  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs

  Lt.Col. Scott "Cipher" Fann

77 FS | 416 FLTS  
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
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 SMSgt. Ronald Dedman

 (added: 28 Oct 2020)
4 FS

 MSgt. (ret) David Batterson

 (added: 13 Aug 2008)
308 FS | 308 FS | 36 FS | 555 FS | 555 FS | Air Demonstration Squadron | Air Demonstration Squadron | 23 FS | 52 FW

 SSgt. Jordan Rodgers

 (added: 22 Oct 2020)
79 FS | 79 FS | 79 FS | 79 FS

 SMSgt. Tom Dummermuth

 (added: 29 Dec 2006)
175 FS | 195 FS | 152 FS | 152 FS | 152 FS | 175 FS | 175 FS | 175 FS

 SMSgt. James Pons

 (added: 8 May 2007)
| 310 FS | 614 TFS | 23 FS | 510 FS | 416 FLTS | F-22 | 51 FW | 55 FS | 46 TW
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