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Aggressor’s paint scheme gets a makeover
Since 1972, the 64th Aggressor Squadron has prepared combat air forces by providing realistic threat replication and training.
Iraqi Air Force receives 4 more F-16s
Iraq's Ministry of Defence announced it had received a further four F-16 block 52 aircraft from the US. The jets are part of a $2 billion sale of 36 such warplanes.
AF declares the F-35A 'combat ready'; testing continues at Edwards
The F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighter aircraft was declared ‘combat ready’ by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, August 2nd.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Aug 28, 2016
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 104
write-off: 587
preserved: 137
stored: 621
instructional: 102
on order: 57
active: 2965
Changes '15/'16:
Fleet adds: 28
Fleet drop: 47
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28 Aug 1990
The 388th TFW deploys in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm and becomes the first unit to fly the LANTIRN system in combat
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If your aircraft designation doesn't start with an A, then you're just there to support those that do!
-- Steve Krusty Morris, Displaced All-Weather Attack Pilot
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YF-16 Prototype
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YF-16
Rolled out at Fort Worth, Texas on December 13th, 1973. First flight on January 20th, 1974 which is the very first flight of an F-16. It had been moved in a C-5 galaxy 12 days prior on January 8th, 1974 and assembled for first flight. The first flight wasn't supposed to happen, but during high speed taxi trials the aircraft lifted off with the only option for the pilot was to proceed and fly. In the first stages the right-hand stab hit the runway a couple of times creating some damage to it.
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Callsign "Cooler"

I had an instructor in T-38's who said that while preparing to cross the pond the flight doc gave the pilots immodium AD. Well after taking the pills the flight got cancelled due to Wx. well, next evening ready for the hop he couldn't s$%t and he couldn't take another set of pills. So, long story short, halfway across the pond he used his cooler to hold the waste.
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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
2015-09-02

  Cdt. "Vrieske"

23 sqn | 31 sqn | 31 sqn | 31 sqn  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs
2016-04-24

  Lt.Col. James W. "J.P." Penland (Ret.)

| 1 TFS | 1 TFS | F-4  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
2016-01-19
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2015-12-16

  Lt.Col. Joshua "Steam" Spear

64 AGRS | F-15  
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