F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Lockheed Martin and RNLAF celebrate rollout of the First Dutch operational F-35
Dutch and American officials celebrated the roll out of the first operational F-35A Lightning II for the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas, commemorating a transformational leap in capability for the future of the Netherlands' national defense.
F-16 VDT announces new pilot
Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, certified the new F-16 Viper Demonstration Team pilot and commander ahead of the 2019 season, January, 29.
“Tigers” roar through Red Flag 19-1
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 79th Fighter Squadron and 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 79th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, are participating in Exercise Red Flag 19-1 from Jan. 26 – Feb. 15.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Mar 20, 2019
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 147
write-off: 609
preserved: 147
stored: 621
instructional: 103
on order: 0
active: 2942
Changes '18/'19:
Fleet adds: 0
Fleet drop: 33
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Today in F-16 history
20 Mar 2000
New-Zealand cancels the lease of 28 F-16s.
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20 Mar 1993
F-16 Combined Test Force passes 35,000 flight hours.
20 Mar 2003
Start of Operation Iraqi Freedom, in which F-16s participate in air operations against targets in Iraq.
Quote of the Day
I don't like flying because I'm afraid of crashing into a large mountain. I don't think Dramamine is going to help.
-- Kaffie, in the 1992 movie 'A Few Good Men'
F-16 Hall of Fame
Snow slide
USAF #90718
F-16C Block 40
Jumped the chocks during a hot oil servicing run at Eielson AFB, Alaska and slid 400ft sideways across the ramp on hard packed snow. The aircraft ended up in a balancing act on its nose and starboard wing on the ground and port landing gear in the air. The aircraft was fixed, although there was extensive damage. A ground crew member in the cockpit was fine. A few years later, the aircraft ended up in the exact same position after being tipped over by the engine exhaust of a taxying B-1B.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Skippy"

I was in the F-16 sim, and I came in for my landing. Well, apparently I was a little rough as I bounced a bit and went into the dirt, and the first words out of Tractor's mouth were, "Come on, Skippy!" He then gave me the option for that or SUV, and Skippy stuck.
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
2018-06-08

  Lt.Col. Grant "Goo" Gooch

124 FS | 124 FS | 182 FS  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
2018-10-24

  Maj. Nicolas "Harly" Maes

349 sqn | OCU  
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2018-11-29
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Crew Chief Profiles

 TSgt. Morris Southern

 (added: 15 Mar 2019)
312 TFTS | 312 TFTS | 80 FS | 69 FS

 SSgt. Nathan Faletti

 (added: 13 Feb 2012)
412 TW | 80 FS | 555 FS

 A1C. Quentin Calmeyn

 (added: 17 Feb 2019)
14 FS

 Lt.Col. Dennis Knight

 (added: 31 Oct 2008)
480 FS | F-117 | KC-135 | C-5

 SSgt. Lowell Minnick

 (added: 28 Mar 2014)
63 FS | 35 FS | 63 FS | 63 FS | 496 TFS | 93 FS
F-16 Unit
4 FS "Fightin' Fuujins" (USAF ACC)