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Belgian F-16s scramble to intercept Russian bombers over the North Sea
Two Belgian F-16s scrambled this morning to intercept two Russian bombers over the North Sea. The Russian Tupolevs flew in the direction of Dutch airspace.
Missile warning and 3D Audio/ANR for Belgian F-16s
The Belgian Air force has ordered Terma’s Pylon Integrated Dispensing System (PIDS+) configuration pylons for its fleet of F-16 fighter jets.
Belgium rejects French lobbying for Rafale Fighters
Belgium has rejected French offer of Rafale fighter jets for the country’s bid to replace aging F-16 fighter jets. Belgium had called for tenders in March to replace its ageing fleet of 34 F-16 fighter aircraft for an estimated $4.2 billion.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Jan 20, 2018
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 104
write-off: 596
preserved: 143
stored: 667
instructional: 100
on order: 15
active: 2949
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 7
Fleet drop: 17
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Today in F-16 history
20 Jan 1974
Unintentional first flight of the first YF-16 (#72-1567), a short hop around the pattern at the hands of test pilot Phil Oestricher.
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Quote of the Day
When one has shot down one's first, second or third opponent, then one begins to find out how the trick is done.
-- Baron Manfred van Richthofen
Leading Ace of WW-I, German Air Service
80 Victories
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From F-16A to F-16XL/B
USAF #75747
F-16XL/B
One of the original F-16A Full-Scale Development aircraft. The aircraft crash landed on Rogers dry lake bed at Edwards AFB due to a blown nose gear tire on take off during the annual open house air show. The pilot survived unharmed but very shaken. It was shipped to General Dynamics Fort Worth in a C-5 and rebuilt into the first cranked-arrow F-16XL, flying back to Edwards one year later on December 2nd, 1981. It was later converted into a dual-seat F-16XL/B. First flight in its new configuration was on October 29th, 1982.
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Callsign "Voodoo"

"Vargas Girl"-quality USMC F/A-18 Pilot.... everywhere she went, she caused every kind of trouble
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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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 MSgt. Robert Lumpkin

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414 CTS | 414 CTS | 35 FS | 14 FS | 523 FS | 35 FS | 510 FS | 480 FS

 SSgt. Chris Stanich

 (added: 11 Jan 2018)
149 FW

 MSgt. Mike Passeri

 (added: 30 Sep 2007)
4485 TS | | F-4 | 177 FW | 177 FW | 177 FW

 SSgt. Brady Lamoureux

 (added: 23 Oct 2015)
77 FS | 35 FW | 310 FS

 SSgt. Ian Van Vranken

 (added: 26 Nov 2017)
119 FS
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