Soaring above the skies of Luke Air Force Base, a pilot reached a milestone few pilots can claim throughout their careers. Maj. Saxon Yandell
, 69th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, reached his 3,000th F-16 flying hour March 15 after 15 years of flying.
An F-16B MLU of the Chilean Air Force (FACh) encountered a problem during landing at its home base of Cerro Moreno near the city of Antofagasta in the north of Chile on March 30, 2012. Hydraulic failure prevented the landing gear from being extended, forcing the aircraft to perform a belly landing.
Airforce officials report that an F-16C block 40 from 36 FS based at Osan has crashed today near Kunsan Air Base, during a routine training mission. The pilot safely ejected.
Not even the sun had a chance to rise before Airmen here began their work during a combined combat generation exercise, March 2, between United States and Republic of Korea air forces.
Anatolian Falcon 2012, an international weapons-training deployment involving Turkish and U.S. air forces began March 5 and lasts until March 15.
In a joint effort by Airmen from the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and Airmen from the Ohio ANG's 180th FW, the F-16 is currently undergoing a field service evaluation of biofuel.
The first batch of three TAI upgraded F-16 block 15 MLU (Mid Life Upgrade) were delivered to the Pakistan Air Force on Friday.
Several units moving through an area of responsibility isn't an unusual occurrence, but recently over a two week period, the A-10 Thunderbolt tails based at Kandahar Airfield, switched places with the F-16 Fighting Falcon tails based at Bagram Airfield.
An F-16C from the 18th Aggressor squadron (#86-0310) made an emergency landing during a Cope North 12 training mission in the U.S. territory of Saipan, no injuries were reported.
Extreme fogging in the aircraft cockpit caused an F-16C Fighting Falcon (#87-0296) to depart the runway July 28, 2011, at the Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisc., according to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report released today.
The lights of the Las Vegas strip served as a backdrop for Edwards Air Force Base crew members and four F-16s from the 416th Flight Test Squadron that participated in the realistic combat training exercise known as Red Flag, from Jan. 23 to Feb. 4.
Lockheed Martin unveiled a new version of the F-16, which will include an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, upgraded mission computer and improvements to the cockpit. The "V" designation is derived from Viper
, the name fighter pilots have called the F-16 from its beginnings.
On February 11, 2012, Dutch F-16s took their two millionth photo over Afghanistan, using the RecceLite photo reconnaissance system. The fighter aircraft are stationed in Mazar-e Sharif, in the north of the Asian country.
L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) announced that an F-16C Block 52 Aircrew Training Device (ATD) built for the Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF) has reached ready-for-training status on schedule and is currently supporting pilot instruction.
The primary role of the 20th Fighter Wing's F-16 Fighting Falcons is the suppression and destruction of enemy air defenses. During Operation Unified Protector (OUP), they supported NATO by protecting assets through finding and eliminating anything that could take out coalition aircraft.