F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
US blocking Israel’s F-16 sale to Croatia?
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has reportedly refused to approve the sale of 12 F-16 combat aircraft to Croatia. The US government must approve the sale of its planes sold to any country.
Combat power exercise conducted at Hill AFB
The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing conducted a combat power exercise November 19, launching dozens of F-35A Lightning IIs within a condensed period of time.
388th FW drops GBU-49 in combat training
The 388th Fighter Wing’s 34th Fighter Squadron recently returned from a weapons evaluation exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, where they employed the GBU-49 for the first time in F-35A combat training.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Jan 21, 2019
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 126
write-off: 602
preserved: 148
stored: 637
instructional: 104
on order: 0
active: 2950
Changes '17/'18:
Fleet adds: 0
Fleet drop: 29
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21 Jan 1990
Worldwide F-16 fleet surpasses three million flight hours.
Quote of the Day
The engine is the heart of an aeroplane, but the pilot is its soul.
-- Sir Walter Raleigh
F-16 Hall of Fame
Color Scheme Champion
BAF #FA-87
F-16A Block 20 MLU
Adorned with 2 sets of tail markings for the 50th anniversary of the Tiger Meet (left side) and 60th anniversary of 31 sqn (Right side). This marks the 4th time this airframe has been adorned with a special color scheme for the NATO Tiger Meet. This makes this airframe the overall 'color scheme champion' of all F-16s worldwide.
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F-16 Forum
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F-16 vs F-35 in DEAD mission against rus...popcorn
F-16 Block 72 offered to Bulgaria?basher54321
Initial Version of Missile-SIM for Perfo...litzj
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F-22 and F-35 Forum
Commander Naval Air Forces wants more F/...madrat
Tyndall AFB a "complete loss" ...n3sk
Can the F-35 match the PAK-FAmilosh
F-35 Lightning II vs Dassault Rafalesteve2267
F-22 DatabaseScorpion1alpha
Navy's F-35C on Track to Be Combat Ready...aussiebloke
What post stall maneuvers can F-35 perfo...optimist
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Military Aviation Forum
F-104 Turbofan Performancemadrat
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Women in and out of Uniformjaws
SU-57 deployed to Syriamixelflick
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From C-130.net
Bleed Effect on max powerboilermaker
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MC-130P 66-0212 going to Castle Air Muse...Asif
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C-130 Conversion to Aerial Refueling Tan...bogi252
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Dick Finger"

The guys name was Richard Finger, hence the call sign "Dick Finger"
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
2018-08-14

  Lt.Col. Maurice "Skunk" Schonk

| 323 sqn | 323 sqn | 323 sqn  
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
2018-04-25
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2018-06-27
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Crew Chief Profiles

 CMSgt John Pinksaw

 (added: 18 Jan 2019)
33 FS | 33 FS | 55 FS | Air Demonstration Squadron

 Sgt. Frank Barnaby

 (added: 17 Jan 2019)
496 TFS | 310 FS

 MSgt. Chris Sanborn

 (added: 24 Jul 2009)
134 FS | 134 FS | 158 FW

 SrA. Patrick Holmes

 (added: 24 Dec 2018)
100 FS

 TSgt. William King

 (added: 22 Dec 2018)
35 FS | 4 FS | 4 FS
F-16 Unit
176 FS "Badgers" (USAF ANG)