F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
'Shooters' deploy in support of Operation Inherent Resolve
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 55th Fighter Squadron, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and supporting units, deployed to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
Belgian F-16 burns out on the ground at Florennes Air Base
Today around 14.10h, a violent explosion sounded at Florennes airbase in the South of Belgium when an F-16 caught fire and completely burned out.
F-35B crashes in South Carolina - Pilot OK
A Marine Corps F-35B F-35 Lightning II crashed around 11:45h local today near Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in South Carolina today, the Marine Corps confirmed.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Oct 24, 2018
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 105
write-off: 603
preserved: 147
stored: 666
instructional: 104
on order: 0
active: 2952
Changes '17/'18:
Fleet adds: 7
Fleet drop: 32
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Today in F-16 history
24 Oct 1981
First production F-16A block 15 (#80-0542) is delivered to the USAF.
24 Oct 2000
Maiden flight of the F-16 power-by-wire technology demonstrator,it the first aircraft to fly with all-electric flight-control actuation and no mechanical backup.
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Quote of the Day
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
-- Arthur C. Clarke
F-16 Hall of Fame
Dorsal Spine
USAF #75750
NF-16A
In 1982 the 6th Full-Scale Development (FSD) aircraft was modified as Advanced Fighter Technology Integration (AFTI) testbed, which included the canards from the YF-16 CCV and a dorsal spine. The dorsal spine would eventually make it to some production model F-16s. First program was the Digital Flight Control System (DFCS) in which a total of 108 flights were executed untill July of 1983.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Skippy"

I was in the F-16 sim, and I came in for my landing. Well, apparently I was a little rough as I bounced a bit and went into the dirt, and the first words out of Tractor's mouth were, "Come on, Skippy!" He then gave me the option for that or SUV, and Skippy stuck.
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
2018-08-14

  Lt.Col. Maurice "Skunk" Schonk

| 323 sqn | 323 sqn | 323 sqn  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs
2018-06-08

  Lt.Col. Grant "Goo" Gooch

124 FS | 124 FS | 182 FS  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
2018-04-25
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2018-06-27
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 SMSgt. Shawn Bowman

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

 SSgt. Kevin Crowe

 (added: 16 Nov 2009)
522 FS | 524 FS | 523 FS | 36 FS | 416 FLTS

 MSgt. Ray LuMaye

 (added: 8 Jun 2007)
35 FS | 310 FS | 526 FS | 510 FS | C-5 | C-17

 TSgt. Tom Dummermuth

 (added: 29 Dec 2006)
175 FS | 195 FS | 152 FS | 152 FS | 152 FS | 175 FS | 175 FS | 175 FS

 TSgt. Robbie Echols

 (added: 29 May 2018)
39 FLTS | 35 FS | 35 FS | 39 FLTS
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