F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Lockheed Martin and RNLAF celebrate rollout of the First Dutch operational F-35
Dutch and American officials celebrated the roll out of the first operational F-35A Lightning II for the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas, commemorating a transformational leap in capability for the future of the Netherlands' national defense.
F-16 VDT announces new pilot
Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, certified the new F-16 Viper Demonstration Team pilot and commander ahead of the 2019 season, January, 29.
“Tigers” roar through Red Flag 19-1
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 79th Fighter Squadron and 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 79th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, are participating in Exercise Red Flag 19-1 from Jan. 26 – Feb. 15.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Mar 22, 2019
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 147
write-off: 609
preserved: 147
stored: 621
instructional: 103
on order: 0
active: 2942
Changes '18/'19:
Fleet adds: 0
Fleet drop: 33
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Quote of the Day
Science, freedom, beauty, adventure: What more could you ask of life?
-- Charles Lindbergh
F-16 Hall of Fame
Thrust-Vectoring F-16
USAF #86048
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 "Barracuda"

A guy who has a big and sharp nose
Sierra Hotel
Latest Viper Drivers to reach 1K - 6K flying hours:
6,000 Hours 6,000 Hrs

  Lt.Col. Mike "Brillo" Brill

| 466 FS | 421 FS  
5,000 Hours 5,000 Hrs

  Lt.Col. Robert "T. Rex" Carpenter , Jr

| 162 FW | 148 FS | 1 sqn  
4,000 Hours 4,000 Hrs

  Col. Bradley "Divot" Jackson

| 179 FS | 179 FS  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs

  Lt.Col. Grant "Goo" Gooch

124 FS | 124 FS | 182 FS  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs

  Maj. Nicolas "Harly" Maes

349 sqn | OCU  
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
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Crew Chief Profiles

 TSgt. Morris Southern

 (added: 15 Mar 2019)
312 TFTS | 312 TFTS | 80 FS | 69 FS

 SSgt. Nathan Faletti

 (added: 13 Feb 2012)
412 TW | 80 FS | 555 FS

 A1C. Quentin Calmeyn

 (added: 17 Feb 2019)
14 FS

 Lt.Col. Dennis Knight

 (added: 31 Oct 2008)
480 FS | F-117 | KC-135 | C-5

 SSgt. Lowell Minnick

 (added: 28 Mar 2014)
63 FS | 35 FS | 63 FS | 63 FS | 496 TFS | 93 FS
F-16 Unit
614 TFS "Lucky Devils" (USAFE)