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Pakistani F-16 crashes during military parade rehearsal
A Pakistani Air Force F-16 crashed during practice rehearsals for the Pakistan Day military parade over the capital of Islamabad with the loss of the pilot, Wing Commander Noman Akram.
Triple Nickel completes historic deployment to AUAB
More than 300 Airmen with the 555th Fighter Squadron, also known as the “world-famous, highly-respected” Triple Nickel, completed the first leg of their deployment after departing Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar in late Feb. 2020.
Egyptian F-16 fighter jet crashed during training, pilot killed
An Egyptian Air Force pilot was killed when his F-16C Block 40 (#9719) crashed during a training mission on January 14th near Rafah, North Sinai.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Apr 2, 2020
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 151
write-off: 612
preserved: 151
stored: 606
instructional: 105
on order: 5
active: 2927
Changes '19/'20:
Fleet adds: 0
Fleet drop: 17
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Today in F-16 history
2 Apr 1983
USAF aerial demonstration squadron, the Thunderbirds, fly first public show with F-16A's.
2 Apr 1992
Worldwide F-16 fleet surpasses four million flight hours.
Quote of the Day
The most important thing in fighting was shooting, next the various tactics in coming into a fight and last of all flying ability itself.
-- Lt. Colonel W.A. Billy Bishop, RAF
Probably the leading RAF Ace of WW-I
72 Victories
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Thrust-Vectoring F-16
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NF-16D Block 30
The F-16 VISTA (Variable stability In-flight Simulator Test Aircraft) was designed to demonstrate the tactical utility of thrust vectoring in close-in air combat and the use of integrated control of thrust vectoring in flight. The aircraft has demonstrated a steady angle of attack of as much as 86 degrees and a transient angle of attack of up to 180 degrees. In other words, the aircraft can fly backwards for a brief time. The VISTA was later re-designated as the NF-16D, transferred to NASA and was used in the MATV and AVEN test programs.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Redeye"

While flying out of our "Forward Operating Location" (FOL) at Sembach Germany, all the "old craniums" would stay up until the wee hours of the morning playing poker and drinking adult beverages, mostly scotch. I on the other hand would retire to bed at a respectable hour and even with a full nights sleep my eyes looked as if I had been on a three day bender....probably something to do with my red hair.... Redeye....was given and used for 22 years.......with a one year break while I was in Kunsan, where as the "Ops O" of the only fighter squadron (Juvats) I was given "Torch", again having to do with the red hair I assume......
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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
2019-10-15

  Maj. Łukasz "A-Pole" Wysocki

31 BLT | 31 BLT  
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2019-05-14
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Crew Chief Profiles

 A1C. Michael Blashka

 (added: 18 Mar 2020)
56 FW

 MSgt. Justen Outlaw

 (added: 23 Mar 2007)
13 FS | F-16 Phase | 55 FS | 55 FS | 55 FS | Air Demonstration Squadron | Air Demonstration Squadron

  David Williams

 (added: 10 Mar 2020)
79 FS | 36 FS | 309 FS | 309 FS

 CMSgt. Jason Passmore

 (added: 21 Jan 2008)
18 AGRS | F-117 | 36 FS | 23 FS | F-22 | F-22 | F-22 | F-35

 SMSgt. Andy Vasquez

 (added: 23 Dec 2006)
307 FS | 69 FS | 69 FS | 80 FS | 308 FS | Air Demonstration Squadron | Air Demonstration Squadron | Air Demonstration Squadron | 62 FS
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349 sqn "Mace" (BAF)