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History comes to a close - Last F-16 produced in USAF plant nr. 4
The last F-16 to be produced at the United States Air Force plant nr. 4 has been finished and will be delivered to the Iraqi air force in early 2018. The jet was part of a 36 aircraft order by Iraq.
Bahrain to buy 19 new F-16Vs and upgrade 20 current Block 40s
The US State Department has approved a Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain for 19 F-16V fighter aircraft estimated to cost US$2.785 billion besides upgrading its 20 existing F-16 Block 40 aircraft to F-16V configuration for US$1.082 billion.
Classified aircraft crashed in Nevada, F-35 pilot killed
Some news agencies are reporting two days after the crash stating that the mission was a classified training sortie over the Nevada Test and Training Range from a USAF press release.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Sep 22, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 104
write-off: 594
preserved: 138
stored: 669
instructional: 101
on order: 28
active: 2939
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 18
Fleet drop: 43
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Today in F-16 history
1986
USAF signs second Multiyear Procurement agreement, for 720 F-16C/D aircraft to be manufactured in fiscal years 1986-1989.
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Quote of the Day
When asked by someone how much money flying takes:

Why, all of it!
-- Gordon Baxter
F-16 Hall of Fame
Twin Canards
USAF #01567
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 of the day

Callsign "Chip"

My last names Andel, playing off the Chip'n'dales
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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

 SSgt. Nathan Hamilton

 (added: 31 Aug 2017)
115 FW

 SSgt. William Guenther

 (added: 30 Aug 2017)
55 FS | 177 FW | C-17 | KC-135

 TSgt. Tom Dummermuth

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

 SrA. Jeremy Jimenez

 (added: 14 Jul 2010)
16 WPS | 16 WPS | 422 TES | 157 FS | 157 FS

 SrA. Charles Rishel

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