F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
New tail commemorates final Hill AFB F-16
The last operational Hill Air Force Base, Utah, F-16 Fighting Falcon, set to leave in September, will depart for reassignment to Holloman AFB, New Mexico with a new tail design commemorating the aircraft's 38 years at Hill.
F-35As fly in weapons evaluation
Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings supported and flew F-35A Lightning II aircraft during Combat Hammer, the first operational air-to-ground weapons evaluation for the Air Force’s newest fighter jets.
Final Hill AFB F-16 goes through phase
As the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings transition from the F-16 Fighting Falcon to the F-35A Lightning II, milestones occur frequently. Another milestone is currently underway; the 388th Maintenance Squadron is performing its final phase inspection on a Hill AFB F-16.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Aug 20, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 104
write-off: 594
preserved: 138
stored: 670
instructional: 101
on order: 31
active: 2935
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 18
Fleet drop: 42
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Today in F-16 history
20 Aug 1982
PAF accepts first F-16 from Peace Gate I order.
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You know they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs.
-- Marty Caidin
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NF-16D Block 30
The F-16 VISTA (Variable stability In-flight Simulator Test Aircraft) was designed to demonstrate the tactical utility of thrust vectoring in close-in air combat and the use of integrated control of thrust vectoring in flight. The aircraft has demonstrated a steady angle of attack of as much as 86 degrees and a transient angle of attack of up to 180 degrees. In other words, the aircraft can fly backwards for a brief time. The VISTA was later re-designated as the NF-16D, transferred to NASA and was used in the MATV and AVEN test programs.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Scooter"

Alabama judge called me "scooter" in front of my immediate chain of command who were "character" witnesses at a hearing for me doing 102mph in a 55mph zone (also a well known speed trap, which I didnt know). The ticket got tossed, but the nick name followed me forever.
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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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 TSgt. Tom Dummermuth

 (added: 29 Dec 2006)
175 FS | 195 FS | 152 FS | 152 FS | 152 FS | 175 FS | 175 FS | 175 FS

 SrA. Jeremy Jimenez

 (added: 14 Jul 2010)
16 WPS | 16 WPS | 422 TES | 157 FS | 157 FS

 SrA. Charles Rishel

 (added: 16 Jul 2017)
35 FS | 35 FS | 68 FS

 TSgt. Lucas Waterfield

 (added: 26 Jun 2007)
21 FS | 36 FS | 354 FW | F-117 | F-22 | F-15E | 36 FS | 457 FS | 457 FS

 SSgt. Rod LeBlanc

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