Aerial strategy practiced by coalition pilots during Operation Iraqi Freedom hinged on knocking out pertinent enemy targets while preserving vital Iraqi infrastructure as well as citizens' lives, an F-16 pilot who flew combat missions over Iraq early in the war recounts.
Two RNLAF F-16s intercepted a Boeing 737 on Thursday when Air traffic control could not establish radio contact with the aircraft. The SAS Braathens airliner was on its way from Malaga to Oslo.
Two Dutch F-16 fighters were scrambled from the air force base at Leeuwarden on Wednesday morning when radio contact could not be established with a Boeing 737 from Berlin.
Two Greek F-16s where scrambled from their base on Sunday, August 14th around 11.30h local to intercept a Helios Airways B737 in Greek airspace.
Two Dutch F-16's Juliet-33 and Juliet-45 scrambled from their base on Wednesday August 10th 12:14Z to intercept a Delta Boeing 767-332(ER) N195DN in the Netherlands airspace.
There was a double scramble by Italian F-16s yesterday evening. An Iranian Foxtrot 100 took off from France for Greece, authorised to travel north of the Alps. The aircraft however, veered off course around Abenga.
A U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcon provided close air support to ground troops fighting to recover two slain helicopter crewmen in the vicinity of Baquba, Iraq, on May 26, officials said.
Two Israeli F-16s were scrambled today as an unidentified aircraft asked to land after it took-off from Greece. The F-16s escorted it to land in Hatzor AFB, and it ended up to be piloted by an Israeli pilot.
Airmen from the District of Columbia Air National Guard's 121st Fighter Squadron scrambled at noon to intercept the stray Cessna aircraft after it violated airspace restrictions. The incident sparked evacuations at the White House and Capitol.
Indonesia has sent four F-16 fighter jets to a disputed border region with Malaysia to join patrols by seven Indonesian warships. The jets will be based temporarily in the border area.
The internet newspaper worldtribune.com reported last week that Israel Air Force F-16s intercepted and downed two Syrian MiG-29 Fulcrums over the Mediterranean on Sept. 14, 2004.
During a U.S. army cordon-and-search operation for a suspected anti-Iraqi force cell leader, an F-16 jet mistakenly dropped a 500-pound GPS-guided bomb on a home south of the main northern city of Mosul Saturday, killing at least five people.
Every day in Iraq, soldiers on the ground find themselves under fire. Convoys are attacked along a lonely highway. Patrols catch the deadly eye of snipers. Something. Somewhere. Daily. When it happens, the ground pounders get help from above.
It seems that the Turkish provocation in the Aegean might be escalating again. This morning, two Turkish F-16 reportedly harassed an Olympic Airlines passenger plane en route from the island of Karpathos to the island of Rhodes in southeastern Aegean.
According to the Greek National Defense General Staff, 5 formations consisting of 12 Turkish Air Force F-16s violated the Greek National Airspace in 14 occasions today in the wider region of central Aegean and once over the island of Antipsara at an altitude of 5,000 feet.