F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
QF-16s help F-35 JOTT plan for future testing
Three QF-16s descended on Edwards recently to aid the F-35 Joint Operational Test Team with test planning.
Pantons, RoKAF improve air ops during Buddy Wing 17-4
Six F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 35th Fighter Squadron took off from Kunsan on May 15 to support Buddy Wing 17-4 at Jungwon Air Base, Republic of Korea.
Misawa bolsters Northern Edge air defense mission
Approximately 6,000 U.S. military personnel and more than 200 aircraft gathered at different locations around Alaska for Northern Edge 2017.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - May 24, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 104
write-off: 593
preserved: 139
stored: 669
instructional: 101
on order: 36
active: 2932
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 18
Fleet drop: 38
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2003
RoKAF accepts first F-16 from Peace Bridge III order.
Quote of the Day
The important thing in [tactics] is to suppress the enemy's useful actions but allow his useless actions. However, doing this alone is defensive.
-- Miyamotot Musashi (1584-1645)
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First General Electric powered F-16
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F-16A
Modified as F-16/101 with a General Electric F101 engine and first flight with this engine was on May 29th, 1981. This engine later led to the GE F110 engine installed from block 30 onwards.
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F-22 and F-35 Forum
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Feet"

Young F-4E 1LT in Germany during his initial checkout. Lost control of the jet on takeoff roll and went into the mud. Great fighter pilots have "great hands". This guy didn't, thus "feet".
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
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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Crew Chief Profiles

 MSgt. Kelly Crouse

 (added: 27 Oct 2009)
80 FS | 389 FS | 389 FS | KC-135 | 523 FS | 523 FS | 80 FS | 421 FS | 421 FS

 SSgt. Dean Collins

 (added: 11 Oct 2010)
33 FS

 MSgt. John Prudente

 (added: 30 Jul 2011)
526 FS | 526 FS | 62 FS | 6510 TW

 SSgt. Eric Owens

 (added: 20 Apr 2017)
56 FW

 SSgt. Jeffery Swann

 (added: 20 Apr 2017)
389 FS | 80 FS
F-16 Unit
162 FS "Black Eagle" (RoKAF)