July 19, 2004 (by Anonymous) - The Royal Norwegian Air Force's F-16AM #80-3665 completed its week as the first EPAF F-16 with 5,000 flight hours. The tail did get a special paint job for its sortie. Well done everybody at Bodoe MAS!
RNoAF F-16AM #665 of 332 sqn attending the RIAT 2004 held at RAF Fairford. Note the 5,000 hrs markings. This is the first European F-16 to have 5,000 flying hours on the counter. [Photo by Asif Shamim]
The pilot who flew
the 665 to its 5000th hour, passed 3000 flight hours himself.