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Gust of wind flips USAF Thunderbirds F-16D In Dayton, Ohio
A USAF Thunderbirds F-16 has been involved with a mishap while on location in Dayton, Ohio. The aircraft involved was supposedly one of the team's Block 52 F-16Ds which are used for media flights, camera ships, and as spares/stand-ins for the team's six-ship demonstration.
Pilot ejects from burning F-16C at Houston Airport
A Oklahoma Air National Guard F-16 caught fire and crashed during takeoff from Ellington Airport in Houston. The pilot safely ejected and was taken to the hospital.
Lockheed Martin signs pact with Tata to build F-16 block 70s in India
Lockheed Martin and India's Tata Group formalized an agreement to relocate the manufacturing of the most advanced F-16s to India. The effort is aimed at securing a multi-billion dollar deal from Delhi.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Jun 27, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 104
write-off: 594
preserved: 138
stored: 669
instructional: 101
on order: 31
active: 2937
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 18
Fleet drop: 39
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Today in F-16 history
27 Jun 1986
First production F-16C block 30 (#85-1400) is delivered to the USAF.
Quote of the Day
Aeronautics was neither an industry nor a science. It was a miracle...
-- Igor Sikorsky
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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 "Captain"

F-16 Driver in Japan - real name was James Kirk
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
2016-12-22

  Lt.Col. David "Grits" Gritsavage

| 134 FS | 134 FS  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs
2017-06-05

  Lt.Col. Anjar "Beagle" Legowo

3 SkU | 3 SkU | 3 SkU  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
2016-06-28
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2017-01-19

  Maj. Nidhal Al Kamyani

20 sqn | BAe Hawk  
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Crew Chief Profiles

  Rod LeBlanc

 (added: 22 Nov 2009)
19 FS | 33 FS | 33 FS | Air Demonstration Squadron | Air Demonstration Squadron | 421 FS

 SrA. Jeff Thomas

 (added: 18 Jun 2017)
13 FS | 13 FS

 TSgt. Andres Gonzalez

 (added: 13 Jun 2017)
523 FS | 36 FS | 523 FS | 522 FS | 55 FS

 MSgt. Damon Thurman

 (added: 26 Mar 2010)
64 AGRS | 64 AGRS | 422 TES | 35 FW | 309 FS | 309 FS | 56 FW | C-17

 MSgt. Kelly Crouse

 (added: 27 Oct 2009)
80 FS | 389 FS | 389 FS | KC-135 | 523 FS | 523 FS | 80 FS | 421 FS | 421 FS
F-16 Unit
184 FS "Flying Razorbacks" (USAF ANG)