F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Dutch F-35 OT contingent prepping to head overseas
Several media members and Royal Netherlands Air Force representatives stopped by on May 10 at Edwards Air Force Base to cover a big story.
Norwegian F-16 mistakenly strafes control tower with officers inside
A Norwegian fighter jet on a training exercise has mistakenly opened fire on a control tower with three officers inside. Two F-16s were taking part in a mock attack on the uninhabited island of Tarva off Norway's west coast when one of them opened fire with its M61 gun system.
F-16 saves patient's life by flying medical equipment across Norway
Quick-thinking medical staff in Norway saved a patient’s life by calling in a Royal Norwegian air force F-16 to transfer live-saving medical equipment from across the country.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - May 29, 2016
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 97
write-off: 584
preserved: 135
stored: 635
instructional: 102
on order: 60
active: 2966
Changes '15/'16:
Fleet adds: 28
Fleet drop: 32
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29 May 1981
USAF inaugurates first overseas F-16 base at Kunsan, Korea, with the 8th FW converting from the F-4 to the F-16A/B.
Quote of the Day
Any Pilot who does not privately consider himself the best in the game is in the wrong game.
-- Unknown
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Navy F-16
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YF-16
In 1975, the US Navy had expressed interest in a low-cost alternative to the Grumman F-14 Tomcat. General Dynamics proposed a navalized YF-16, with BVR radar, which was not part of the original planning for the USAF. The aircraft was briefly painted in a two-tone blue/light-brown color scheme for naval evaluation purposes. General Dynamics refined the proposal into a single-seat F-16, based on the two-seat F-16B - with the space ordinarily occupied by the rear seat used for increased avionics or fuel. On May 2nd, 1975, the Navy announced that they had decided not to buy the navalized F-16, but opted instead for an aircraft developed from the YF-17, which was eventually to emerge as the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Snake"

Got it while a F-4G Wild Weasel cause he always wanted to get below the bad guys radar then pop up on the target and then back into the weeds again. Bear had to keep him safe by looking through an AGM 65 head for obstructions. Scared the hell out of a semi trucker driver once when we passed him looking laterally at each other. His favorite statement -- "we're going to jump up and bite somebody in the a$$". Anything above 100 feet was to high.
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
2015-09-02

  Cdt. "Vrieske"

23 sqn | 31 sqn | 31 sqn | 31 sqn  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs
2016-04-24

  Lt.Col. James W. "J.P." Penland (Ret.)

| 1 TFS | 1 TFS | F-4  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
2016-01-19
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2015-12-16

  Lt.Col. Joshua "Steam" Spear

64 AGRS | F-15  
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Crew Chief Profiles

 TSgt. Derek Harris

 (added: 29 Jan 2013)
36 FS | 79 FS | 36 FS | 555 FS | UAV Global Hawk

 SSgt. Ryan Mount

 (added: 8 Nov 2009)
61 FS | 35 FS | 23 FS | 34 FS | 148 FS | 162 FW | 162 FW | 162 FW | 195 FS

 MSgt. Scott Currie

 (added: 24 Dec 2006)
512 FS | 428 FS | 474 TFW | 526 FS | 526 FS | 526 FS | 526 FS | 421 FS | 51 FW | 421 FS

 TSgt. Mike Alphonse

 (added: 14 Mar 2012)
310 FS | 310 FS | 61 FS | 177 FW | 177 FW

 TSgt. Kevin Powell

 (added: 7 Jan 2007)
22 FS | 62 FS | 62 FS | 80 FS | 80 FS | F-117 | F-22 | 80 FS | 80 FS
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1 sqn "Stingers" (BAF)