F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
480th FS returns from Operation Inherent Resolve
Hundreds of families reunited with Airmen assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron during the squadron’s return to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, October 12, 2016.
Pilot killed in Israeli Air Force F-16I crash
An Israel Air Force pilot was killed during a crash landing of an F-16 fighter jet in southern Israel on Wednesday evening. The aircraft's navigator ejected from the plane and escaped without injury.
Romanian Air Force receives the first six F-16 aircraft
The handover ceremony of the first F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the Portuguese Air Forces to the Romanian Air Forces took place on September 28, at Monte Real Air Base.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Oct 26, 2016
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 104
write-off: 589
preserved: 137
stored: 624
instructional: 103
on order: 53
active: 2966
Changes '15/'16:
Fleet adds: 28
Fleet drop: 53
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Today in F-16 history
26 Oct 1977
Department of Defense endorses F-16 full-scale production.
Quote of the Day
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
-- Arthur C. Clarke
F-16 Hall of Fame
Dorsal Spine
USAF #75750
In 1982 the 6th Full-Scale Development (FSD) aircraft was modified as Advanced Fighter Technology Integration (AFTI) testbed, which included the canards from the YF-16 CCV and a dorsal spine. The dorsal spine would eventually make it to some production model F-16s. First program was the Digital Flight Control System (DFCS) in which a total of 108 flights were executed untill July of 1983.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Wraith"

Played too much StarCraft during R & R.
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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

  Cdt. "Vrieske"

23 sqn | 31 sqn | 31 sqn | 31 sqn  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs

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

| 1 TFS | 1 TFS | F-4  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs

  Lt.Col. Joshua "Steam" Spear

64 AGRS | F-15  
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Crew Chief Profiles

 Capt George McMillen

 (added: 17 Apr 2009)
63 FS | 63 FS | 36 FS | 523 FS | 36 FS | 163 FS | C-17 | C-17

 SSgt. Joe Lyons

 (added: 3 Jan 2008)
309 FS | 68 FS | 68 FS | 425 FS | 21 FS

 SMSgt. Brian Seabury

 (added: 22 Feb 2012)
35 FS | 310 FS | 614 TFS | 72 FS | 310 FS

 MSgt. Sean Day

 (added: 3 Aug 2010)
78 FS | 35 FS | 308 FS | 14 FS | 8 FW | 412 TW

 SrA. Christian Mirande

 (added: 4 Nov 2013)
177 FW
F-16 Unit
496 TFS "The World's Finest" (USAFE)