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US F-16 crashes in Germany, pilot ejects safely
A U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashed Tuesday afternoon near the German town of Zemmer-Rodt, Air Force and German officials said.
Belgian F-16B crashes in France - Pilots OK
A Belgian Air Force F-16B crashed today around 10:30hrs near the French town of Pluvignert in Brittany during a standard training flight. The jet just missed a local house as it went down but both aircrew were able to safely eject.
Lockheed Martin awarded $800 million Slovakia F-16 fighter jet contract
Lockheed Martin Corp., doing business as Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $799,955,939 firm-fixed-price incentive contract for F-16 aircraft production.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Oct 18, 2019
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 151
write-off: 610
preserved: 149
stored: 606
instructional: 105
on order: 0
active: 2943
Changes '18/'19:
Fleet adds: 0
Fleet drop: 42
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Today in F-16 history
Oct 1986
USAF announces F-16 ADF winner of the Air Defense competition for 270 strategic interceptor aircraft for use with the Air National Guard.
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Quote of the Day
Flying is the perfect vocation for a man who wants to feel like a boy, but not for one who still is.
-- Unknown
F-16 Hall of Fame
Testing the AGM-119A Penguin
RNoAF #685
F-16A Block 15
An AGM-119A Penguin anti-ship missile is mounted on the pylon of RNoAF F-16A block 15 #685 from 331 skv during testing of the missile in the mid eighties. Norway is the only country using the Penguin missile.
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F-16 Forum
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F-22 and F-35 Forum
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Military Aviation Forum
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Sweat"

When I was TAD aboard USS Independence in 1992, I noticed an F/A-18 with the callsign "Sweat," and the pilot's name above was Bede (pronounced, presumably, "Bead"). I never met him, but I don't think it's hard to guess how he got the callsign. I think he kinda lucked out.
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
2019-01-16

  Col. Bradley "Divot" Jackson

| 179 FS | 179 FS  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs
2019-08-05

  Maj. Emre Mert

| 151 Filo | 132 Filo  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
2018-10-24

  Maj. Nicolas "Harly" Maes

349 sqn | OCU  
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2018-11-29
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Crew Chief Profiles

 Civilian Steven Underwood

 (added: 19 Aug 2019)
18 AGRS

 TSgt. John Lanier

 (added: 13 Jan 2007)
613 TFS | 613 TFS | 78 FS | 35 FS

 Sgt. Jim Tomshack

 (added: 19 Jul 2019)
614 TFS

 SSgt. Drake Keske

 (added: 2 Jul 2015)
51 FW | 388 FW | 36 FS | 309 FS | 309 FS | 80 FS

 MSgt. Mike Nelson

 (added: 3 Aug 2007)
309 FS | 80 FS | 23 FS | 14 FS | A-10 | 51 FW | 310 FS
F-16 Unit
63 FS "Panthers" (USAF AETC)