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SABCA to roll out its 1300th F-16s
Last Wednesday, while the global aerospace community gathered at Farnborough will be talking about the future of air, defense and space, the Flight Line Crew of SABCA will bring its 1300th F-16 back to fly. Business as usual for these skilled experts who are accustomed to perform such operations up to 50 times a year.
First USAF F-35A takes overseas flight to England
The Air Combat Command F-35A Heritage Flight team accomplished America’s first transatlantic flight in an F-35A Lightning II, with refueling support from a KC-10 Extender, when it touched down at RAF Fairford on June 30.
Belgian F-16s leave for the Middle East to participate in Inherent Resolve
Six Belgian F-16 fighter jets left Kleine Brogel airbase yesterday heading for Jordan. They will resume operation "Desert Falcon" which was started in October 2014 but interrupted in June 2015 due to budgetary constraints.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Jul 26, 2016
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 104
write-off: 588
preserved: 135
stored: 626
instructional: 101
on order: 57
active: 2967
Changes '15/'16:
Fleet adds: 28
Fleet drop: 44
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Today in F-16 history
26 Jul 1996
524th Fighter Squadron activates with the F-16 at Cannon AFB, New Mexico after converting from the F-111F which were sent to AMARC.
26 Jul 1994
IDFAF accepts first F-16 from Peace Marbel IV order.
Quote of the Day
The exhilaration of flying is too keen, the pleasure too great, for it to be neglected as a sport...
-- Orville Wright
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First air-to-air victory
IDFAF #112
F-16A Block 5
History was made when Israel's youngest pilot, Lieutenant Rafi of 117 Squadron scored the first kill with an F-16 on April 28th, 1981. The victory was against one of two Mil-8s which had entered into Israeli held territory. A missile was fired but missed. The kill came when Rafi switched to guns and made a second run. Wears 1 kill marking.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Two Dads"

The pilot concerned, acquired this callsign due to his appropriation of a hyphenated surname.
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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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 MSgt. Patrick Moore

 (added: 7 Jul 2016)
311 FS

 MSgt. John Collins

 (added: 27 Jun 2016)
70 FS

 MSgt. Lynn Mehrmann

 (added: 11 Jun 2016)
93 FS

 SSgt. Steven Hensley

 (added: 9 Nov 2007)
510 FS | 524 FS | 80 FS | 389 FS | 13 FS

 MSgt. Shawn Bowman

 (added: 13 Feb 2007)
63 FS | 63 FS | 63 FS | 21 FS | 35 FS | 21 FS | 80 FS
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340 Mira "Fox (Aleppou)" (HAF)