F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Navy's First F-35C Lightning II Squadron Surpasses 1000 Flight Hours
The "Grim Reapers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, the Navy's first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant squadron, reached a milestone in November 2014 by surpassing 1,000 mishap-free flight hours in the F-35C.
Three locations identified as F-16 aggressor candidate bases
Air Force officials, on Nov. 19, announced Eielson Air Force Base and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, and Nellis AFB, Nevada, as candidate bases to host the 18th Aggressor Squadron and its assigned 18 F-16 Fighting Falcons.
F-35 and F-22 combine capabilities in operational integration training mission
The U.S. Air Force deployed four F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, to Eglin Air Force Base, earlier this month for the unit's first operational integration training mission with the F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Nov 26, 2014
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 94
write-off: 564
preserved: 131
stored: 643
instructional: 99
on order: 76
active: 2973
Changes '13/'14:
Fleet adds: 42
Fleet drop: 148
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Quote of the Day
Courage is the price that life extracts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things.
Knows not the livid loneliness of fear,
Nor mountain heights, where bitter joy can hear
The sound of wings...
-- Amelia Earhart
F-16 Hall of Fame
From F-16A to F-16XL/B
USAF #75747
F-16XL/B
One of the original F-16A Full-Scale Development aircraft. The aircraft crash landed on Rogers dry lake bed at Edwards AFB due to a blown nose gear tire on take off during the annual open house air show. The pilot survived unharmed but very shaken. It was shipped to General Dynamics Fort Worth in a C-5 and rebuilt into the first cranked-arrow F-16XL, flying back to Edwards one year later on December 2nd, 1981. It was later converted into a dual-seat F-16XL/B. First flight in its new configuration was on October 29th, 1982.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Gator"

Guy was a huge University of Florida fan.
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
2014-08-29

  Cdt. "Charlz"

| 1 sqn | 1 sqn  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs
2014-02-06

  Cdt. "Mickey"

350 sqn | 1 sqn | 308 FS  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
2014-10-01
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2014-11-12

  Maj. Keith Brown

177 FW  
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Crew Chief Profiles

 SSgt. John King

 (added: 20 Nov 2014)
480 FS

 TSgt. Patrick McManaman

 (added: 28 Jul 2007)
308 FS | 308 FS | 36 FS | F-117 | A-10 | A-10

 TSgt. Gerald Rigolosi

 (added: 5 Feb 2007)
39 FLTS | 14 FS | 13 FS | 412 TW | 80 FS | 388 FW | 35 FS | 18 AS | 35 FS | 46 TW

 TSgt. Ellebruck Tim

 (added: 28 Oct 2014)
178 FS

 MSgt. Loren Asbury

 (added: 13 Aug 2008)
308 FS | 308 FS | 36 FS
F-16 Unit
163 FS "Blacksnakes" (USAF ANG)