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Luke changes F-16 paint scheme to a single color
A team of nine 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Low Observable Aircraft Structural Maintenance personnel painted an F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 310th Fighter Squadron a solid medium-gray color.
Pilot dies after F-16 crash at Shaw Air Force Base
The pilot of an Air Force F-16CM Fighting Falcon was killed following a crash late Tuesday at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina.
F-35A fleet doubles at Eielson
The F-35A Lightning II fleet has officially doubled at Eielson with the arrival of three new F-35As on June 25, 2020.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Jul 11, 2020
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 152
write-off: 612
preserved: 153
stored: 609
instructional: 102
on order: 5
active: 2921
Changes '19/'20:
Fleet adds: 0
Fleet drop: 24
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Today in F-16 history
11 Jul 1986
1,000th F-16 - and the 1,572nd manufactured - is delivered to the USAF.
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Aviate, Navigate, Communicate
-- Unknown
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Twin Canards
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YF-16
The first YF-16 (#72-1567) was rebuilt in December of 1975 to become the USAF Flight Dynamics Laboratory's Control Configured Vehicle (CCV). CCV aircraft have independent or 'decoupled' flight control surfaces, which make it possible to maneuver in one plane without movement in another - for example, turning without having to bank. To achieve this, the aircraft's flight controls were modified and it was fitted with twin vertical canards underneath the air intake. First flight in the CCV role was on March 16th, 1976 and the tests lasted till July 31st, 1977. On June 24th, 1976 was damaged when the engine failed during a landing cycle. It was repaired but broken again in a hard landing in July of 1977. This cut the CCV tests short.
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Callsign "Bull"

Last name "Schmidt".
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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 SrA. Clayton Fowler

 (added: 7 Jul 2020)
480 FS

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 SrA. Sam Mason

 (added: 28 Jun 2020)
55 FS | 36 FS | 18 AGRS | 16 WPS

 MSgt. Justen Outlaw

 (added: 23 Mar 2007)
13 FS | F-16 Phase | 55 FS | 55 FS | 55 FS | Air Demonstration Squadron | Air Demonstration Squadron

 MSgt. Tom Dummermuth

 (added: 29 Dec 2006)
175 FS | 195 FS | 152 FS | 152 FS | 152 FS | 175 FS | 175 FS | 175 FS
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