F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Centennial Tail Flash ceremony
The F-16 was brought back to life by members from the 51st Maintenance Squadron Corrosion Control Shop repairing and repainting its tail.
Bahrain to equip its F-16s with Sniper Targeting Pods
Lockheed Martin received a direct commercial sale contract from the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) to provide Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) for its F-16 fleet, becoming the 25th international customer for the program.
Gust of wind flips USAF Thunderbirds F-16D In Dayton, Ohio
A USAF Thunderbirds F-16 has been involved with a mishap while on location in Dayton, Ohio. The aircraft involved was supposedly one of the team's Block 52 F-16Ds which are used for media flights, camera ships, and as spares/stand-ins for the team's six-ship demonstration.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Jul 28, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 104
write-off: 594
preserved: 138
stored: 669
instructional: 101
on order: 31
active: 2936
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 18
Fleet drop: 39
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Today in F-16 history
28 Jul 2009
RJAF accepts first F-16 from Peace Falcon IV order.
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28 Jul 1999
New Zealand orders 28 F-16s. The deal is later cancelled.
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28 Jul 1983
First F-16 LANTIRN (Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night) system test flight, with targeting pod only.
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Quote of the Day
Patience, my ass, I'm gonna kill something.
-- Bumper sticker
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F-16C Block 25
In the late eighties this aircraft and a number of additional F-16s were painted in the 'European One' lizard camouflage scheme and were tested in the Close Air Support role as a possible replacement of the A-10 Thunderbolt. The proposed A-16 never materialized.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Marlin"

The name marlin comes form the old TV show Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. hosted by Marlin Perkins. Since my last name is Perkins, it fit very well within my name so they all started calling me Michael "Marlin" Perkins
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
2016-12-22

  Lt.Col. David "Grits" Gritsavage

| 134 FS | 134 FS  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs
2017-06-05

  Lt.Col. Anjar "Beagle" Legowo

3 SkU | 3 SkU | 3 SkU  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
2016-06-28
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2017-01-19

  Maj. Nidhal Al Kamyani

20 sqn | BAe Hawk  
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Crew Chief Profiles

 SrA. Charles Rishel

 (added: 16 Jul 2017)
35 FS | 35 FS | 68 FS

 TSgt. Lucas Waterfield

 (added: 26 Jun 2007)
21 FS | 36 FS | 354 FW | F-117 | F-22 | F-15E | 36 FS | 457 FS | 457 FS

 SSgt. Rod LeBlanc

 (added: 22 Nov 2009)
19 FS | 33 FS | 33 FS | Air Demonstration Squadron | Air Demonstration Squadron | 421 FS

 SrA. Jeff Thomas

 (added: 18 Jun 2017)
13 FS | 13 FS

 TSgt. Andres Gonzalez

 (added: 13 Jun 2017)
523 FS | 36 FS | 523 FS | 522 FS | 55 FS
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