F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
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 27, 2016
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 104
write-off: 588
preserved: 136
stored: 625
instructional: 101
on order: 57
active: 2967
Changes '15/'16:
Fleet adds: 28
Fleet drop: 46
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Today in F-16 history
27 Jul 2000
South Korea orders 20 F-16s (Peace Bridge III).
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Quote of the Day
Science, Freedom, Beauty, Adventure... aviation offers it all.
-- Charles Lindberg
F-16 Hall of Fame
Dutch MiG Killer
RNlAF #J-063
F-16A Block 20 MLU
In 1999, Maj. Peter Tankink scored the first post-WWII kill for the Royal Netherlands Air Force, shooting down a Yugoslav MiG-29 with an AIM-120A Amraam. A silhouette of a Fulcrum was painted just below the canopy rail.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Data"

AWACS pilot took the AF's offer to cross from heavies into the fighter (F-16CG, 68 FS) world in the mid-to-late 90's. He was dubbed Data as in the Star Trek: Next Generation character since he had about as much personality as Data! Even his body movements were very mechanical and sterile like Data.
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
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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Crew Chief Profiles

 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
F-16 Unit
312 sqn "Bonzo" (RNlAF)