Pakistan's air force soon will upgrade its 30-year-old fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcons, and the pilots charged with flying more capable fighters are ready to handle the new technology after training with the Arizona Air National Guard.
The 132nd Fighter Wing held its twelfth change of command, Saturday, May 1. Colonel Mark Hammond transferred command to Colonel William DeHaes in a ceremony held at the 132nd Fighter Wing, Iowa National Guard, Des Moines ANGB.
The Royal Netherlands Air Force will soon resume F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot training here at Tucson International Airport after a five-year absence.
Eight experienced Pakistan Air Force pilots, who have flown the F-16A/B, recently learned to fly the newer C/D model aircraft at the 162nd Fighter Wings, international F-16 training unit at Tucson International Airport.
Approximately 100 members of the 178th Fighter Wing from Springfield, Ohio deployed in support of the Load Diffuser Exercise 2010, April 22 - 27 to Kecskemet, Hungary.
Six F-16 Fighting Falcons will depart Spangdahlem Air Base April 27, the first step for the 52nd Fighter Wing in the Combat Air Forces Restructuring plan.
Approximately 185 Airmen with the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, deployed to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, to participate in a realistic, 10-day air combat training exercise known as Red Flag-Alaska.
NATO officials will not fully confirm a report that several F-16s were damaged by the volcanic ash released from Iceland's, Mount Eyjafjallajökull eruption on April 14, which has caused widespread disruption to air travel across most of Europe.
Twelve young Danes, who were due to be sent to the US to train as F-16 pilots, have had their dreams taken away following a political decision. The ruling follows an agreement in parliament to reduce the number of operational F-16 fighter pilots from 48 to 30.
The Federal Aviation Administration administrator was given the opportunity to see other side of the safety coin when he flew with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, April 15.
The 480th Fighter Squadron will soon be flying again in the skies over Europe.
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Osan Airmen and aircraft supporting exercise Commando Sling 10 returned home recently, following three weeks of valuable training with the Republic of Singapore Air Force at Paya Lebar AB, Singapore.
Pakistan has been negotiating to get another lot of 14 F-16 block 52 aircraft, Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman said Saturday.
The 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron's propulsion flight is responsible for facilitating maintenance for the F-16's engine around the clock. Members of the flight supply engine support for the 52nd Fighter Wing, as well as any F-16's going downrange.