F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
AI defeats top Viper driver in DARPA’s dogfight contest
A computer program easily beat a veteran U.S. F-16 pilot in five rounds of simulated F-16 flight combat during a competition intended to spur the development of artificial intelligence that helps pilots during aerial dogfights.
First two F-16s of the Peace Carpathian II program delivered.
Today the first two F-16s of the Peace Carpathian II program were delivered to the Forţele Aeriene Române (Romanian Air Force) and landed at Feteşti AB.
New F-35 flagship welcomed by youngest pilot, crew chiefs
Three new F-35A Lightning II aircraft belonging to the 354th Fighter Wing arrived from the factory line at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas, to their home station on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 30, 2020.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Oct 1, 2020
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 152
write-off: 615
preserved: 153
stored: 611
instructional: 104
on order: 3
active: 2916
Changes '19/'20:
Fleet adds: 0
Fleet drop: 32
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Today in F-16 history
1 Oct 1992
Congress is notified of the MLU production phase for the European air forces, following Secretary of Defense Cheney's decision to continue U.S. participation in the development program.
Quote of the Day
Now I know what a dog feels like watching TV...
-- Ansett DC-9 to Glass Cockpit Boeing 737.
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Color Scheme Champion
BAF #FA-87
F-16A Block 20 MLU
Adorned with 2 sets of tail markings for the 50th anniversary of the Tiger Meet (left side) and 60th anniversary of 31 sqn (Right side). This marks the 4th time this airframe has been adorned with a special color scheme for the NATO Tiger Meet. This makes this airframe the overall 'color scheme champion' of all F-16s worldwide.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Martini"

Capt. Wermuth
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
2019-01-16

  Col. Bradley "Divot" Jackson

| 179 FS | 179 FS  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs
2019-08-05

  Maj. Emre Mert

| 151 Filo | 132 Filo  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
2020-02-05

  Lt.Col. Scott "Cipher" Fann

77 FS | 416 FLTS  
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2019-10-25
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Crew Chief Profiles

 SMSgt. James Pons

 (added: 8 May 2007)
| 310 FS | 614 TFS | 23 FS | 510 FS | 416 FLTS | F-22 | 51 FW | 55 FS | 46 TW

 SSgt. Robert Pevoroff

 (added: 13 Feb 2007)
421 FS | 421 FS | 421 FS | 421 FS | 421 FS | 366 FW

 SSgt. Scott Gandy

 (added: 22 Dec 2006)
33 FS | 33 FS | 35 FS

 SSgt. Brandon Murdaugh

 (added: 20 Aug 2020)
510 FS

 Sgt. Marcin Bałabaj

 (added: 10 Aug 2020)
31 BLT
F-16 Unit
301 esq "Jaguars (Jaguares)" (FAP)