F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
F-35A Lightning II arrives for first Middle East deployment
The Air Force's fifth generation multi-role aircraft arrived for its first deployment to the Middle East on April 15. The F-35A Lightning IIs are from active duty 388th and reserve 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
JASDF F-35A crashes during training flight
The JASDF have announced that one of their new F-35A fighters has gone missing during a training flight off the coast of Northern Japan on April 9th. The status of the pilot is unknown.
Triple Nickels kick-off exercise African Lion 2019 with a roar
Airmen from the 31st Fighter Wing and Royal Moroccan Air Force conduct F-16 aviation training during exercise African Lion 2019, March 25-April 3, at Ben Guerir Air Base.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Apr 23, 2019
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 149
write-off: 609
preserved: 149
stored: 615
instructional: 103
on order: 0
active: 2944
Changes '18/'19:
Fleet adds: 0
Fleet drop: 35
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23 Apr 1994
VISTA/F-16 resumed testing.
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Airspeed: Speed of an airplane. Deduct 25% when listening to a Navy pilot.
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Lost in the Desert
USAF #79343
F-16A Block 10
Attrition mostly takes place in the early years of an F-16. This particular F-16, a USAF F-16A built in 1979 crashed 3 years after it rolled off the production line. The tail can still be found at the crash site in the Nevada desert.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Barf"

I'm a civilian, was riding in the trunk of a D/mod, trying to get my 9g+ pin. Got to 9.2 on the meter, made it all the way back to the chocks too....
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
2018-06-08

  Lt.Col. Grant "Goo" Gooch

124 FS | 124 FS | 182 FS  
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

 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
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10 gruppo "Picca" (AMI)