F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Egyptian F-16 fighter jet crashed during training, pilot killed
An Egyptian Air Force pilot was killed when his F-16C Block 40 (#9719) crashed during a training mission on January 14th near Rafah, North Sinai.
RAAF completes training mission, departs from Luke
After achieving all training milestones, the Royal Australian Air Force began returning its F-35A Lightning II pilots, maintainers and aircraft to Australia from Luke Air Force Base in December 2019.
IDFAF F-16s damaged after flooding at Hatzor airbase
Eight F-16 jets were damaged last week as heavy rain flooded their under ground 'datak' hangars at Hatzor AB, the military acknowledged Sunday, following attempts to have the information censored initially.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Jan 29, 2020
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 151
write-off: 611
preserved: 151
stored: 605
instructional: 106
on order: 0
active: 2933
Changes '19/'20:
Fleet adds: 0
Fleet drop: 14
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Today in F-16 history
29 Jan 1977
USAF announces plans for an additional 783 F-16s.
29 Jan 1988
BAF accepts first F-16 of follow-on order.
29 Jan 1988
RSAF accepts first F-16 from Peace Carvin I order.
Quote of the Day
Everything I had ever learned about air fighting taught me that the man who is aggressive, who pushes a fight, is the pilot who is successful in combat and who has the best opportunity for surviving battle and coming home.
-- Major Robert S. Johnson, USAAF
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 "Brillo"

Had the most abrasive personality around....
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
2019-10-15

  Maj. Łukasz "A-Pole" Wysocki

31 BLT | 31 BLT  
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2019-05-14
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Crew Chief Profiles

 SrA. Arie Church

 (added: 24 Nov 2015)
121 FS

 SMSgt. Jim Hobby

 (added: 13 Mar 2008)
| 121 FS | F-4 | A-4 | A-6

 SSgt. Joe Lyons

 (added: 3 Jan 2008)
309 FS | 68 FS | 68 FS | 425 FS | 21 FS

 SSgt. Adam Melvin

 (added: 21 Oct 2019)
22 FS | 77 FS | 79 FS | 55 FS | F-15 | F-22 | 80 FS | 311 FS

 SSgt. Steven Underwood

 (added: 19 Aug 2019)
18 AGRS
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