F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Centennial Tail Flash ceremony
The F-16 was brought back to life by members from the 51st Maintenance Squadron Corrosion Control Shop repairing and repainting its tail.
Bahrain to equip its F-16s with Sniper Targeting Pods
Lockheed Martin received a direct commercial sale contract from the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) to provide Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) for its F-16 fleet, becoming the 25th international customer for the program.
Gust of wind flips USAF Thunderbirds F-16D In Dayton, Ohio
A USAF Thunderbirds F-16 has been involved with a mishap while on location in Dayton, Ohio. The aircraft involved was supposedly one of the team's Block 52 F-16Ds which are used for media flights, camera ships, and as spares/stand-ins for the team's six-ship demonstration.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Jul 27, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 104
write-off: 594
preserved: 138
stored: 669
instructional: 101
on order: 31
active: 2936
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 18
Fleet drop: 39
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27 Jul 2000
South Korea orders 20 F-16s (Peace Bridge III).
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Quote of the Day
It was 1977 and we were on an old DC8 Air Ceylon coming in to Colombo, Ceylon from Bangkok. The landing approach was pretty bumpy, but the biggest bump was saved for when we hit the tarmac - a massive shudder and shake - at least I hoped it was the runway.. We were soon however airborne again and climbing steeply when a voice with a heavy Indian accent came over the PA as follows: I am sorry about the landing ladies and gentlemen, the pilot will now take over.
-- Tim Stuart
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F-16I Sufa / Storm
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F-16D Block 52
The first new F-16I 'Sufa' (Storm) for the Israeli Air Force. The F-16I features a dorsal spine, CFTs, and distributed RWR's, along with improved avionics. This aircraft is armed with AMRAAM's, Python 4, and LGB's - the gun is covered with a panel. It's also equipped with two 600gal drop tanks and LANTIRN pods.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "G Man"

Typical multi faceted call sign story started out with the CO making fun of the fact I always used my middle intital, which was G. Then as flight school progressed, and comparisons were made on the number of G's that were sustained during training exercises, mine were always among the highest, even when the exercise did not warrant such extreme maneuvers. The name G Man stuck and became my call sign.
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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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 SrA. Charles Rishel

 (added: 16 Jul 2017)
35 FS | 35 FS | 68 FS

 TSgt. Lucas Waterfield

 (added: 26 Jun 2007)
21 FS | 36 FS | 354 FW | F-117 | F-22 | F-15E | 36 FS | 457 FS | 457 FS

 SSgt. Rod LeBlanc

 (added: 22 Nov 2009)
19 FS | 33 FS | 33 FS | Air Demonstration Squadron | Air Demonstration Squadron | 421 FS

 SrA. Jeff Thomas

 (added: 18 Jun 2017)
13 FS | 13 FS

 TSgt. Andres Gonzalez

 (added: 13 Jun 2017)
523 FS | 36 FS | 523 FS | 522 FS | 55 FS
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Tayeset 140 "Golden Eagle (Nesher Ha' Zahav)" (IDFAF)