F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Thunderbird F-16C crash just outside of Nellis AFB killing pilot.
The USAF official Aerial Demonstration Squadron, called the Thunderbirds were on an aerial demonstration training flight at the time.
Croatia finally settles on Israeli F-16 offer
Croatia announced it will accept Israel’s offer to supply its air force with F-16s, scheduled to be delivered by late 2020. Croatia asked five countries last year to bid for contracts to supply it with fighter jets: Sweden, Israel, the United States, Greece and South Korea.
Turkish F-16 crashed in central Turkey
A Turkish F-16 crashed last Thursday in the province of Nevsehir, some 260 kilometers southeast of the capital Ankara, during a training flight.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Apr 22, 2018
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 105
write-off: 598
preserved: 143
stored: 668
instructional: 105
on order: 0
active: 2955
Changes '17/'18:
Fleet adds: 7
Fleet drop: 22
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Today in F-16 history
Apr 1975
The F-16 design enters critical design review phase, from 22th to 24th of April.
Quote of the Day
IFR pilots make excellent bartenders, they tend to shake a lot...
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F-16 Hall of Fame
First European F-16
BAF #FB-01
F-16B Block 1
This was the first F-16 to be delivered to the Belgian Air Force and also the first F-16 that came off a European production line. In this case the SABCA factory. The aircraft was delivered to Beauvechain/Bevekom AB - home of the 1st Wing - in a wintery January of 1979. This first flight was performed by Col. Jerry Singleton (USAF) and Maj. Guy Devolder (BAF).
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Snake"

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Latest Viper Drivers to reach 1K - 6K flying hours:
6,000 Hours 6,000 Hrs

  Lt.Col. Mike "Brillo" Brill

| 466 FS | 421 FS  
5,000 Hours 5,000 Hrs

  Lt.Col. Robert "T. Rex" Carpenter , Jr

| 162 FW | 148 FS | 1 sqn  
4,000 Hours 4,000 Hrs

  Capt. "Sol"

Esk 727 | Esk 727 | Esk 727 | SAAB T-17 | AT-38  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs

  Lt.Col. Bryan "Crunch" Carlson

36 FS | 182 FS | 182 FS  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs

  Maj. David "Switch" Welt

62 FS | 480 FS  
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
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Crew Chief Profiles

 TSgt. Clark Hanaway

 (added: 14 Apr 2010)
510 FS | F-15 | UAV Global Hawk

 SMSgt. Randal Brooks

 (added: 4 Apr 2013)
309 FS | 14 FS | 14 FS | 16 WPS | 80 FS | 8 FW

 SMSgt. Shawn Bowman

 (added: 13 Feb 2007)
63 FS | 63 FS | 63 FS | 21 FS | 35 FS | 21 FS | 80 FS | 52 FW

 SSgt. Ricky Samilton

 (added: 20 Sep 2010)
13 FS | 46 TW | 36 FS | C-130 | 18 sqn | F-35 | 3 sqn | 331 skv | 57 FW

 SSgt. Robert Banuelos

 (added: 23 Mar 2018)
496 TFS
F-16 Unit
Esk 726 "Phantom" (RDAF)