F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Oman accepts first of its second order of F-16s
The Sultanate of Oman accepted the first of its second order of Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcons in a ceremony on April 3 at Lockheed Martin's Fort Worth facility. The fighter aircraft will ferry to Oman later this year.
Holloman's AFB receives first 3 F-16s
Since the beginning of its existence in the 1940s as the Alamogordo Army Air Field, Holloman Air Force Base has housed storied and historic aircraft such as the B-17 Fortress, the F-117 Nighthawk and the F-22 Raptor.
Top Hats graduate 14 into combat air force
Basic F-16 Course Class 13-FBG of the 310th Fighter Squadron is well on its way to being "Dressed to Kill" as combat-ready F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots. They graduated on March 21 and will continue the legacy of 310th FS-trained fighter pilots who have fought in every war or operation from World War II to Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Apr 19, 2014
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 58
write-off: 562
preserved: 129
stored: 691
instructional: 97
on order: 85
active: 2960
Changes '13/'14:
Fleet adds: 42
Fleet drop: 110
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Today in F-16 history
Apr 1996
USAF ANG 149th FS/192nd FW becomes mission capable on a new reconnaissance pod, turning its F-16s into a capable recce platform.
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There's no such thing as a natural-born pilot.
-- Chuck Yeager
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First General Electric powered F-16
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F-16A
Modified as F-16/101 with a General Electric F101 engine and first flight with this engine was on May 29th, 1981. This engine later led to the GE F110 engine installed from block 30 onwards.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Jaws"

Colonel Kevin G., USAF, Ret - used to fly F-15's. He would never ever stop telling stories, so they called him Jaws!
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
2012-03-13

  Lt.Col. Kurt R. "Lo-Tek" Tek

| 162 FW | 162 FW  
4,000 Hours 4,000 Hrs
2013-06-04
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs
2013-05-00

  Col. Mustafa "Ors" Ă–rsel (Ret.)

192 Filo | 143 Filo | 151 Filo  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
2013-11-30

  Capt. Eric "ROC" Scharnowski

Esk 730 | Esk 730 | AT-38  
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2013-10-27
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Crew Chief Profiles

 SSgt. Jamie Treat

 (added: 14 Oct 2013)
4 FS | F-15

 TSgt. Ernest Olivares

 (added: 18 Sep 2007)
F-16 Phase | 80 FS | 85 TES | 40 FLTS | 40 FLTS | C-130 | F-35 | 457 FS

 SSgt. Lowell Minnick

 (added: 28 Mar 2014)
63 FS | 35 FS | 63 FS | 63 FS | 496 TFS | 93 FS

 SSgt. Anthony Legros

 (added: 28 Mar 2014)
310 FS | 58 FW

 SSgt. Seth Slack

 (added: 26 Mar 2014)
31 FW | 388 FW
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21 FS "The Gamblers" (USAF AETC)