F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Taiwanese F-16A crashes, pilot killed
On Monday, a Taiwanese F-16 pilot was killed as his jet crashed the mountains at the start of annual live-fire drills. The single-seat jet disappeared off the radar over mountainous terrain in the northeastern county of Keelung at 13.43h, half an hour after take off from Hualien Air Base.
F-22 Raptors return to Kadena Air Base
F-22A Raptors, aircrew and support personnel, assigned to the 525th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson (JBER), Alaska, deployed to Kadena Air Base, Japan under U.S. Indo-Pacific Command's theater security package (TSP) program, May 29, 2018.
US approves $110 Million equipment to support RNLAF F-16s
The US State Department has approved a foreign military sales agreement worth approximately $110 million for the Dutch government to defense services and articles in support of its F-16 training unit based in Tucson, AZ.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Jun 25, 2018
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 105
write-off: 600
preserved: 143
stored: 668
instructional: 105
on order: 0
active: 2954
Changes '17/'18:
Fleet adds: 7
Fleet drop: 24
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Today in F-16 history
25 Jun 1980
Egypt orders 42 F-16s (Peace Vector I) becoming the 7th customer.
25 Jun 1990
Completion of flight testing of F-16 block 40 Global Positioning System (GPS).
Quote of the Day
Cessna pilots are always found in the wreckage with their hand around the microphone.
-- Unknown
F-16 Hall of Fame
7,000 Flying Hours
USAF #83165
F-16C Block 25
Was the first F-16 airframe to break 7,000 flight hours and a small commemorative decal was applied to the tail in 2008. This Viper also wears 15 various bomb markings and three gun strafe markings from a prior OIF deployment and hence was called 'Lethal Lady'. It was retired just a few months after reaching the 7,000 flight hours.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Shaker"

Didn't shake hands with the squadron commander, who stood there with his hand already out, welcoming him on the first day at the squadron. He thought he had already met him....
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
2018-04-03

  Capt. "Sol"

Esk 727 | Esk 727 | Esk 727 | SAAB T-17 | AT-38  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs
2017-12-08

  Lt.Col. Bryan "Crunch" Carlson

36 FS | 182 FS | 182 FS  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
2018-01-10

  Maj. David "Switch" Welt

62 FS | 480 FS  
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2017-07-27
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Crew Chief Profiles

 SSgt. Jon Sindell

 (added: 27 Sep 2007)
62 FS | 18 AGRS

 SrA. Paul Delgado

 (added: 10 Nov 2015)
36 FS | 36 FS | 480 FS | F-16 Phase

 SSgt. Eric Owens

 (added: 20 Apr 2017)
56 FW

 TSgt. Robbie Echols

 (added: 29 May 2018)
39 FLTS | 35 FS | 35 FS | 39 FLTS

 SSgt. Ryan Broussard

 (added: 26 May 2018)
389 FS
F-16 Unit
350 sqn "Ambiorix" (BAF)