F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Pilot ejects from burning F-16C at Houston Airport
A Oklahoma Air National Guard F-16 caught fire and crashed during takeoff from Ellington Airport in Houston. The pilot safely ejected and was taken to the hospital.
Lockheed Martin signs pact with Tata to build F-16 block 70s in India
Lockheed Martin and India's Tata Group formalized an agreement to relocate the manufacturing of the most advanced F-16s to India. The effort is aimed at securing a multi-billion dollar deal from Delhi.
USAFWS F-16 division hits 35 years old
The United States Air Force Weapons School F-16 Fighting Falcon division hosted a reunion for past and present members to celebrate its 35th Anniversary June 15, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Jun 23, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 104
write-off: 594
preserved: 138
stored: 669
instructional: 101
on order: 34
active: 2934
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 18
Fleet drop: 39
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Today in F-16 history
23 Jun 1998
LMTAS is starting with the CCIP upgrade.
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Quote of the Day
Aerial gunnery is 90 percent instinct and 10 percent aim.
-- Captain Frederick C. Libby, RFC
First American to Shoot Down 5 Enemy Aircraft, WW-I
24 Victories (10 as Observer, 14 as Pilot)
F-16 Hall of Fame
War Bird
USAF #81679
F-16A Block 15
The only F-16 from the Thunderbirds ever to be made combat ready. The Tbirds are required to be able to make their F-16s combat ready within 72 hours. In 1988, this was put to the test. The ground crew pulled it off with time to spare, except for the paint scheme. The jet flew a combat training sortie and afterwards received the nickname 'War Bird'.
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F-22 and F-35 Forum
The Turkey problemkimjongnumbaun
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Israeli F-35's already in combat???SpudmanWP
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Commander Naval Air Forces wants more F/...quicksilver
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Gripen Newsloke
F-18E Downes Syrian Warplanearian
From the F-4 to the F-1835_aoa
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ICBM terminal phase speeds?sferrin
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From C-130.net
Two C-130 units fly their last missionsAsif
Identifying this C-130wbh
BL20/61 Inspectionswbh
C-130J article from Code 1 Magazineedpop
L-100 article from Code 1 Magazineedpop
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Limdu"

One of those pilots who didn't do too much around the squadron. Last name was Litto. LIMDU is a common abbreviation for the term "Limited Duty." Just a perfect fit for this gentleman.
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

  Rod LeBlanc

 (added: 22 Nov 2009)
19 FS | 33 FS | 33 FS | Air Demonstration Squadron | Air Demonstration Squadron | 421 FS

 SrA. Jeff Thomas

 (added: 18 Jun 2017)
13 FS | 13 FS

 TSgt. Andres Gonzalez

 (added: 13 Jun 2017)
523 FS | 36 FS | 523 FS | 522 FS | 55 FS

 MSgt. Damon Thurman

 (added: 26 Mar 2010)
64 AGRS | 64 AGRS | 422 TES | 35 FW | 309 FS | 309 FS | 56 FW | C-17

 MSgt. Kelly Crouse

 (added: 27 Oct 2009)
80 FS | 389 FS | 389 FS | KC-135 | 523 FS | 523 FS | 80 FS | 421 FS | 421 FS
F-16 Unit
198 FS "Buccaneers" (USAF ANG)