F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
US blocking Israel’s F-16 sale to Croatia?
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has reportedly refused to approve the sale of 12 F-16 combat aircraft to Croatia. The US government must approve the sale of its planes sold to any country.
Combat power exercise conducted at Hill AFB
The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing conducted a combat power exercise November 19, launching dozens of F-35A Lightning IIs within a condensed period of time.
388th FW drops GBU-49 in combat training
The 388th Fighter Wing’s 34th Fighter Squadron recently returned from a weapons evaluation exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, where they employed the GBU-49 for the first time in F-35A combat training.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Dec 13, 2018
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 105
write-off: 603
preserved: 147
stored: 668
instructional: 104
on order: 0
active: 2950
Changes '17/'18:
Fleet adds: 7
Fleet drop: 36
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Today in F-16 history
13 Dec 1973
Rollout of prototype YF-16 Number One, #72-1567, at General Dynamics' Fort Worth facility.
13 Dec 2005
Greece orders 30 F-16s (Peace Xenia IV).
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Quote of the Day
When reaching a stalemate, win with a technique the enemy does not expect.
-- Miyamoto Musashi
F-16 Hall of Fame
Long-range Viper
USAF #83120
F-16C Block 25
In 1994 Lockheed proposed the F-16 ES (Enhanced Strategic), a reach-extended version of the F-16 for the Israeli Strike Fighter competition. The aircraft was the first F-16 to be fitted with Conformal Fuel Tanks (CFTs) and was fitted with internal FLIR to reduce the drag associated with LANTIRN pods. When combined with a 320-gal. centerline tank and two 600-gal. underwing tanks, the F-16ES had an unrefueled mission radius of 1,025 mi. (with a typical strike load of two 2,000-lb. bombs and four air-to-air missiles), representing a 40% increase in range. After losing the Israeli contract to the F-15I, LMTAS re-used some ES technologies (like the CFTs) in new F-16 models like the Block 60.
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F-16 Forum
Fuel Consumption at Different Altitudeselement1loop
Lowering TE flapssaberrider
USA puts Croatian procurement of Israeli...fang
Slovakia's intersted for F-16Valippay2
pulling Gs and rolling simultaneouslysaberrider
Sustaining High Gs at High Airspeedssaberrider
F-16A 78-0044edpop
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F-22 and F-35 Forum
JASDF may be in the market for more F-35...jakobs
VFA-147 at Searicnunes
F-35 JSF vs Eurofighter Typhoonmarsavian
Pressure increases on [Canada] to stay o...weasel1962
Australian lawmakers confident in F-35's...spazsinbad
F-35 “Pre-IOT&E” Underway, Aimed At ...spazsinbad
F-35 Lightning II vs Dassault Rafalef4u7_corsair
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Military Aviation Forum
J-20 Weapons LoadScorpion1alpha
SU-57 deployed to Syriamilosh
Pilot seriously injured after jet crashe...spazsinbad
Get Real Documents online, False Diploma...bolamanq
Search off Japanese coast underway Marin...Gamera
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Stingray"

Cpt. in the Air Force on a cargo run to Guantanamo Bay in the late '80s decides to take his crew deep sea fishing. He was fighting the, "Biggest fish in the whole damn ocean," and pulls out a Sting Ray less than a foot across. Now he's a SASI with the AF JROTC, his cadets (I'm one of them) still call him Stingray over the walkie's when were on security at the football games!
Sierra Hotel
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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Crew Chief Profiles

 SrA. Nicolas Smith

 (added: 16 Mar 2018)
555 FS

 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
F-16 Unit
77 FS "Gamblers" (USAF ACC)