F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
F-35B Lightning II marks an aviation first at JBER
On any given day at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, you can hear the sound of freedom as F-22 Raptors circle the mountains and come in for landing. There was a different tone to that sound Jan. 9, as the Marine F-35B Lightning II joined the orchestration.
Maintainer-turned-fighter pilot puts new skills to the test
When Capt. David was a child, his father would take him out to the flightline at Canon Air Force Base, New Mexico, and sit him in the cockpit of an F-111 Aardvark.
IDFAF retires F-16 A/B ‘Netz’ fleet and puts 40 of them up for sale
The Israeli air force officially retired its F-16A/B "Netz" fleet, concluding the plane's 36 years of operational service with the branch. About 90 Netz (Hawk) aircraft were withdrawn from service during a ceremony at Israel's Ouvda AFB.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Jan 24, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 104
write-off: 589
preserved: 138
stored: 670
instructional: 101
on order: 42
active: 2932
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 18
Fleet drop: 35
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Quote of the Day
I would recommend a solo flight to all prospective suicides. It tends to make clear the issue of whether one enjoys being alive or not...
-- T. H. White, England Have My Bones, 1936.
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J-79 Testbed
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F-16B
Modified as F-16/79 with a General Electric J-79 engine. This engine was tested as a low-cost and lower-thrust alternative for non-NATO allies. The project never materialised because the standard Pratt & Whitney F-100 engine was made available to all who could pay for it under the Reagan Administration.
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F-22 and F-35 Forum
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Ukraine and Turkey agree to develop new ...airforces_freak
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Sluggo"

Flew with a guy at England AFB who never busted a boldface... EVER. Except the day HHQ Stan/Eval came to town for an inspection and he messed up an A-10 BF. His squadron commander referred to him as "just a f***ing sluggo".
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
2016-12-22

  Lt.Col. David "Grits" Gritsavage

| 134 FS | 134 FS  
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
2016-06-28
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2016-06-00
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Crew Chief Profiles

 SrA. Craig Foster

 (added: 7 Dec 2014)
A-10

 SrA. Keith Feldbrugge

 (added: 13 Jan 2017)
428 FS | 429 TFS

 SSgt. Jon Paone

 (added: 13 Jan 2017)
177 FW

 SSgt. Jen Campbell

 (added: 11 Aug 2010)
422 TES | 149 FS | 149 FS | 149 FS | 121 FS

 MSgt. Retired Todd Roberts

 (added: 7 Mar 2012)
78 FS | 78 FS | 80 FS | 80 FS | 79 FS | 80 FS | F-22
F-16 Unit
134 FS "Green Mountain Boys" (USAF ANG)