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.
Today in F-16 history
U.S. Air Force selects F-16 as its air combat fighter and announces plans to procure at least 650 aircraft.
Quote of the Day
There are only two types of aircraft - fighters and targets.
-- Major Doyle Wahoo Nicholson, USMC
F-16 Hall of Fame
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
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.
Crew Chief Profiles
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