F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Thunderbird F-16C crash just outside of Nellis AFB killing pilot.
The USAF official Aerial Demonstration Squadron, called the Thunderbirds were on an aerial demonstration training flight at the time.
Croatia finally settles on Israeli F-16 offer
Croatia announced it will accept Israel’s offer to supply its air force with F-16s, scheduled to be delivered by late 2020. Croatia asked five countries last year to bid for contracts to supply it with fighter jets: Sweden, Israel, the United States, Greece and South Korea.
Turkish F-16 crashed in central Turkey
A Turkish F-16 crashed last Thursday in the province of Nevsehir, some 260 kilometers southeast of the capital Ankara, during a training flight.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Apr 24, 2018
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 105
write-off: 598
preserved: 143
stored: 668
instructional: 105
on order: 0
active: 2955
Changes '17/'18:
Fleet adds: 7
Fleet drop: 22
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Today in F-16 history
Apr 1996
TUAF accepts first F-16 from Peace Onyx II order.
24 Apr 1994
F-16 tested with conformal fuel tank shapes.
Quote of the Day
Flies high, it dies; low and slow, it'll go.
-- From Murphy's Laws of Combat Operations
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Snow slide
USAF #90718
F-16C Block 40
Jumped the chocks during a hot oil servicing run at Eielson AFB, Alaska and slid 400ft sideways across the ramp on hard packed snow. The aircraft ended up in a balancing act on its nose and starboard wing on the ground and port landing gear in the air. The aircraft was fixed, although there was extensive damage. A ground crew member in the cockpit was fine. A few years later, the aircraft ended up in the exact same position after being tipped over by the engine exhaust of a taxying B-1B.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Lothar"

First British pilot to join the TOPGUN programme. Stands for 'loser of the American Revolution'.
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
2018-04-03

  Capt. "Sol"

Esk 727 | Esk 727 | Esk 727 | SAAB T-17 | AT-38  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs
2017-12-08

  Lt.Col. Bryan "Crunch" Carlson

36 FS | 182 FS | 182 FS  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
2018-01-10

  Maj. David "Switch" Welt

62 FS | 480 FS  
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2017-07-27
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 TSgt. Clark Hanaway

 (added: 14 Apr 2010)
510 FS | F-15 | UAV Global Hawk

 SMSgt. Randal Brooks

 (added: 4 Apr 2013)
309 FS | 14 FS | 14 FS | 16 WPS | 80 FS | 8 FW

 SMSgt. Shawn Bowman

 (added: 13 Feb 2007)
63 FS | 63 FS | 63 FS | 21 FS | 35 FS | 21 FS | 80 FS | 52 FW

 SSgt. Ricky Samilton

 (added: 20 Sep 2010)
13 FS | 46 TW | 36 FS | C-130 | 18 sqn | F-35 | 3 sqn | 331 skv | 57 FW

 SSgt. Robert Banuelos

 (added: 23 Mar 2018)
496 TFS
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Tayeset 116 "Defenders of the South (Ha' Kanaf Ha' Meofeef)" (IDFAF)