F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
US blocking Israel’s F-16 sale to Croatia?
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has reportedly refused to approve the sale of 12 F-16 combat aircraft to Croatia. The US government must approve the sale of its planes sold to any country.
Combat power exercise conducted at Hill AFB
The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing conducted a combat power exercise November 19, launching dozens of F-35A Lightning IIs within a condensed period of time.
388th FW drops GBU-49 in combat training
The 388th Fighter Wing’s 34th Fighter Squadron recently returned from a weapons evaluation exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, where they employed the GBU-49 for the first time in F-35A combat training.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Jan 18, 2019
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 126
write-off: 602
preserved: 148
stored: 637
instructional: 104
on order: 0
active: 2950
Changes '17/'18:
Fleet adds: 0
Fleet drop: 29
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Today in F-16 history
Jan 1975
U.S. Air Force selects F-16 as its air combat fighter and announces plans to procure at least 650 aircraft.
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Quote of the Day
There are only two types of aircraft - fighters and targets.
-- Major Doyle Wahoo Nicholson, USMC
Fighter pilot
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YF-16 Prototype
USAF #01567
YF-16
Rolled out at Fort Worth, Texas on December 13th, 1973. First flight on January 20th, 1974 which is the very first flight of an F-16. It had been moved in a C-5 galaxy 12 days prior on January 8th, 1974 and assembled for first flight. The first flight wasn't supposed to happen, but during high speed taxi trials the aircraft lifted off with the only option for the pilot was to proceed and fly. In the first stages the right-hand stab hit the runway a couple of times creating some damage to it.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Chainsaw"

While pulling "ALERT" and attempting to catch some ZZZZzzz's and snoring loudly I could easily cut and stack a cord of wood a night. Hence, Chainsaw.
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
2018-08-14

  Lt.Col. Maurice "Skunk" Schonk

| 323 sqn | 323 sqn | 323 sqn  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs
2018-06-08

  Lt.Col. Grant "Goo" Gooch

124 FS | 124 FS | 182 FS  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
2018-04-25
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2018-06-27
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Crew Chief Profiles

 CMSgt John Pinksaw

 (added: 18 Jan 2019)
33 FS | 33 FS | 55 FS | Air Demonstration Squadron

 Sgt. Frank Barnaby

 (added: 17 Jan 2019)
496 TFS | 310 FS

 MSgt. Chris Sanborn

 (added: 24 Jul 2009)
134 FS | 134 FS | 158 FW

 SrA. Patrick Holmes

 (added: 24 Dec 2018)
100 FS

 TSgt. William King

 (added: 22 Dec 2018)
35 FS | 4 FS | 4 FS
F-16 Unit
331 skv "Lion" (RNoAF)