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History comes to a close - Last F-16 produced in USAF plant nr. 4
The last F-16 to be produced at the United States Air Force plant nr. 4 has been finished and will be delivered to the Iraqi air force in early 2018. The jet was part of a 36 aircraft order by Iraq.
Bahrain to buy 19 new F-16Vs and upgrade 20 current Block 40s
The US State Department has approved a Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain for 19 F-16V fighter aircraft estimated to cost US$2.785 billion besides upgrading its 20 existing F-16 Block 40 aircraft to F-16V configuration for US$1.082 billion.
Classified aircraft crashed in Nevada, F-35 pilot killed
Some news agencies are reporting two days after the crash stating that the mission was a classified training sortie over the Nevada Test and Training Range from a USAF press release.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Sep 23, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 104
write-off: 594
preserved: 138
stored: 669
instructional: 101
on order: 28
active: 2939
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 18
Fleet drop: 43
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Quote of the Day
When a prang seems inevitable, endeavour to strike the softest, cheapest object in the vicinity as slowly and gently as possible.
-- Advice given to RAF pilots during W.W.II
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YF-16 Prototype
USAF #01567
YF-16
Rolled out at Fort Worth, Texas on December 13th, 1973. First flight on January 20th, 1974 which is the very first flight of an F-16. It had been moved in a C-5 galaxy 12 days prior on January 8th, 1974 and assembled for first flight. The first flight wasn't supposed to happen, but during high speed taxi trials the aircraft lifted off with the only option for the pilot was to proceed and fly. In the first stages the right-hand stab hit the runway a couple of times creating some damage to it.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Le Goof"

A-7's on USS Kennedy, '76-'77, in the Med - "The French Connection." We had a French exchange pilot, whose wife gave me that in honor of the Disney character, Goofy. My verbal observations of anything and everybody were meant to elicit laughter, and it obviously made a positive impression.
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
2017-06-05

  Lt.Col. Anjar "Beagle" Legowo

3 SkU | 3 SkU | 3 SkU  
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

 SSgt. Nathan Hamilton

 (added: 31 Aug 2017)
115 FW

 SSgt. William Guenther

 (added: 30 Aug 2017)
55 FS | 177 FW | C-17 | KC-135

 TSgt. Tom Dummermuth

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

 SrA. Jeremy Jimenez

 (added: 14 Jul 2010)
16 WPS | 16 WPS | 422 TES | 157 FS | 157 FS

 SrA. Charles Rishel

 (added: 16 Jul 2017)
35 FS | 35 FS | 68 FS
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186 FS "Charlie Chicken/Vigilantes" (USAF ANG)