The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress May 17 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands for the continuation of a CONUS based RNLAF F-16 FTU and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $191 million.
The initial cadre of F-35A Lightning II instructor pilots qualified in aerial refueling last week, adding another capability for student pilot training at the 33rd Fighter Wing's F-35 Integrated Training Center.
A total force team comprised of F-22 Raptors, active duty and Hawaii Air National Guard personnel successfully completed the Hawaiian Raptors first over-water deployment when they returned from Red Flag 13-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, February 2.
If your aircraft designation doesn't start with an A, then you're just there to support those that do!
-- Steve Krusty Morris, Displaced All-Weather Attack Pilot
Today in history
23 May 2007
523rd Fighter Squadron disbands at Cannon AFB, New Mexico.
USAF F-16C block 30 #86-0332 from the 188th FS is parked in front of a maintenance hangar at Kirtland AFB in September of 2007.
F-16 Hall of Fame
Color Scheme Champion
F-16A Block 20 MLU
Adorned with 2 sets of tail markings for the 50th anniversary of the Tiger Meet (left side) and 60th anniversary of 31 sqn (Right side). This marks the 4th time this airframe has been adorned with a special color scheme for the NATO Tiger Meet. This makes this airframe the overall 'color scheme champion' of all F-16s worldwide.
I knew a guy who checked into my HSL squadron - called himself "Scrapper" for his basketball skills. It didn't take long for everyone to realize that this guys real callsign should be "Crapper." Rule #1 - don't give yourself a callsign. Rule #2 - never question or oppose a callsign given to you by your wardroom.
Latest Viper Drivers to reach 1K - 6K flying hours: