F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Oman takes delivery of first F-16 block 50s
Four F-16 block 50s departed Fort Worth, Texas to begin the first long leg of the trip to the Middle East.
Warlords return to Fightertown
Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 returned to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, July 11, and with it, the future of Marine Corps aviation.
Hill AFB plays key role in F-16 delivery to Indonesia
The combined efforts of Hill Air Force Base's Ogden Air Logistics Complex, F-16 System Program Office, Defense Logistics Agency and several other Defense Department organizations will culminate in the initial delivery of three of 24 F-16s to the government of Indonesia July 14.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Jul 28, 2014
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 58
write-off: 562
preserved: 131
stored: 684
instructional: 97
on order: 80
active: 2970
Changes '13/'14:
Fleet adds: 42
Fleet drop: 110
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Today in F-16 history
28 Jul 2009
RJAF accepts first F-16 from Peace Falcon IV order.
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28 Jul 1999
New Zealand orders 28 F-16s. The deal is later cancelled.
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28 Jul 1983
First F-16 LANTIRN (Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night) system test flight, with targeting pod only.
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Quote of the Day
At the Reno air races:

You can grab ahold of an airplane here, and literally take your life in both hands. One for the throttle and one for the stick, and you can control your own destiny free of most rules and regulations. Well, it may not be better than your wedding night, but it's probably better than the second one.

You know, adrenalin is a naturally induced narcotic, but it's stronger than most narcotics. And once you get it movin' around in there, I mean, it's a rush that's hard to describe, and you get it when you get this puppy movin'.

-- Alan Preston, air race pilot
F-16 Hall of Fame
Ground Zero
USAF #91401
F-16C Block 52
Wore 13 mission markings and 4 HARM markings for Operation Enduring Freedom. The nose art is of a fireman at ground zero reaching for a soldier and large american flag.The art work is by TSgt. Robbie Leist and SSgt. Chad Marks. However, the 389 did not fire any Harms during OEF, so the HARM markings are from previous OSW deployments.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "UTAH"

Up Tight @$$ Hole
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
2012-03-13

  Lt.Col. Kurt R. "Lo-Tek" Tek

| 162 FW | 162 FW  
4,000 Hours 4,000 Hrs
2013-06-04
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs
2014-02-06

  Cmd. Michaël "Mickey" Artiges

350 sqn | 1 sqn | 308 FS  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
2014-05-22

  Maj. Anjar "Beagle" Legowo

3 SkU | 3 SkU  
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2014-04-25
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Crew Chief Profiles

 SrA. Nathanael Burgess

 (added: 22 Jul 2014)
79 FS | 36 FS

 SSgt. Ricky Samilton

 (added: 20 Sep 2010)
13 FS | C-130 | 18 sqn | F-35 | 3 sqn

 SMSgt. Bill Hindi

 (added: 11 Jul 2014)
86 FW | 61 FS | F-111

 SSgt. Phil Curtis

 (added: 8 Jul 2014)
4 FS | 80 FS | 419 FW

 TSgt. Rick Dailey

 (added: 29 Dec 2006)
389 FS | 78 FS | 113 FS | 113 FS | 148 FS | 148 FS | 152 FS
F-16 Unit
425 FS "Black Widows" (USAF AETC)