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Egyptian F-16 fighter jet crashed during training, pilot killed
An Egyptian Air Force pilot was killed when his F-16C Block 40 (#9719) crashed during a training mission on January 14th near Rafah, North Sinai.
RAAF completes training mission, departs from Luke
After achieving all training milestones, the Royal Australian Air Force began returning its F-35A Lightning II pilots, maintainers and aircraft to Australia from Luke Air Force Base in December 2019.
IDFAF F-16s damaged after flooding at Hatzor airbase
Eight F-16 jets were damaged last week as heavy rain flooded their under ground 'datak' hangars at Hatzor AB, the military acknowledged Sunday, following attempts to have the information censored initially.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Feb 29, 2020
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 151
write-off: 611
preserved: 151
stored: 605
instructional: 105
on order: 5
active: 2928
Changes '19/'20:
Fleet adds: 0
Fleet drop: 15
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Quote of the Day
Great pilots are made not born.... A man may possess good eyesight, sensitive hands, and perfect coordination, but the end product is only fashioned by steady coaching, much practice, and experience.
-- Air Vice-Marshal J.E. Johnnie Johnson, RAF
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Color Scheme Champion
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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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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Bookem"

1977...yes, 1977. Right at the beginning of the period when individual callsigns in the air were authorized. Flying A-7s in the 74 TFS, the Flying Tigers, at England Air Patch, La. Getting ready to go fight my first F-5 aggressors. My flight Commander and flight lead was scratching his head for a call sign for me, when he suddenly thought of the recently popular TV Show "Hawaii 5-0". Thus, "Bookem, Danno" became the callsign. And that is the rest of the story!
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
2019-08-05

  Maj. Emre Mert

| 151 Filo | 132 Filo  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
2019-10-15

  Maj. Ɓukasz "A-Pole" Wysocki

31 BLT | 31 BLT  
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2019-05-14
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 SMSgt. Andy Vasquez

 (added: 23 Dec 2006)
307 FS | 69 FS | 69 FS | 80 FS | 308 FS | Air Demonstration Squadron | Air Demonstration Squadron | Air Demonstration Squadron | 62 FS

 SrA. Arie Church

 (added: 24 Nov 2015)
121 FS

 SMSgt. Jim Hobby

 (added: 13 Mar 2008)
| 121 FS | F-4 | A-4 | A-6

 SSgt. Joe Lyons

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

 SSgt. Adam Melvin

 (added: 21 Oct 2019)
22 FS | 77 FS | 79 FS | 55 FS | F-15 | F-22 | 80 FS | 311 FS
F-16 Unit
194 FS "Griffins" (USAF ANG)