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US Air Force delivers refurbished F-16s to Indonesia
Four refurbished F-16 Fighting Falcons were delivered to Indonesia, the fifth of six "ferry cells" in a sale of 24 total aircraft.
416th FLTS upgrading F-16 radar
The 416th Flight Test Squadron continually conducts developmental testing to enhance the warfighting capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon. One focus of the F-16 testers is the integration and testing of a new radar as part of the F-16 Radar Modernization Program.
Colorado Air National Guard brings new life to fallen Thunderbird tail
Airmen from the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard removed the vertical tail from a fallen Thunderbird F-16 aircraft March 14, in hopes of someday returning it to service.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Mar 25, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 104
write-off: 593
preserved: 139
stored: 669
instructional: 101
on order: 38
active: 2930
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 18
Fleet drop: 38
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Today in F-16 history
25 Mar 1988
First flight of TF-16N was performed with Joe Sweeny and Joe Bill Dryden at the controls.
Quote of the Day
You know they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs.
-- Marty Caidin
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Navy F-16
USAF #01568
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 "McFly"

First name Martin, and only 1m65 .. go figure
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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
2017-02-16
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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 TSgt. Lowry Swett

 (added: 11 Jul 2013)
70 FS | 526 FS | 526 FS

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510 FS

 TSgt. Neal Layfield

 (added: 18 Feb 2017)
388 FW | 388 FW

 SMSgt. Charlie May

 (added: 16 Feb 2017)
194 FS

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 (added: 10 Jan 2007)
523 FS | 523 FS | 35 FS | 14 FS | Air Demonstration Squadron | F-35
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