F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
First Danish F-35 handed over.
Today the first Danish F-35 (#L-001) was handed over to the Danish Flyvevåbnet in a ceremony at Lockheed. This markss the formal start of the Danish F-35 program albeit the jet was already flying in January conducting numerous rigorous tests at NAS Fort Worth.
Two Belgian F-16s intercept Russian bombers over North Sea
Two Belgian F-16s took off on Monday morning from Florennes Air Base to intercept Russian bombers approaching the Dutch airspace over the North Sea. The Russian aircraft were approaching Dutch airspace.
Romania's last F-16 delivered
Today the last Romanian F-16 under the Peace Carpathian II program was delivered. F-16A #1615 left Monte Real AB in the early morning to make a stop-over at Aviano AB for its final destination at Feteşti AB.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Apr 21, 2021
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 155
write-off: 617
preserved: 155
stored: 575
instructional: 109
on order: 129
active: 2937
Changes '20/'21:
Fleet adds: 129
Fleet drop: 35
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Today in F-16 history
21 Apr 1994
Major Jacquelyn S. Parker becomes first american female pilot to be combat qualified in the F-16.
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Takeoff's are optional. Landings are mandatory.
-- Unknown
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Nuclear Reactor Kill
IDFAF #107
F-16A Block 5
This Israeli F-16A aircraft was the second of eight aircraft to drop its bombs on the Osirak reactor in Iraq, during the June 1981 attack. It wore 6.5 Syrian kill markings, and an Operation Opera "nuclear reactor" kill mark.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Vinny"

Short for Vince, Vincenzo
Sierra Hotel
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
2021-03-05

  Cdt. Steven "Vrieske" De Vries

23 sqn | 31 sqn | 31 sqn | 31 sqn | 31 sqn  
4,000 Hours 4,000 Hrs
2019-01-16

  Col. Bradley "Divot" Jackson

| 179 FS | 179 FS  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs
2020-11-24

  Maj. Sean "Double" Rassas

| 69 FS | 944 FW  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
2020-02-27
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2019-10-25
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Crew Chief Profiles

 SSgt. Benjamin Hess

 (added: 31 Mar 2021)
309 FS

 SSgt. Jacob Densten

 (added: 20 Feb 2021)
79 FS

 Sgt. Fu Bo Ting

 (added: 14 Feb 2021)
27 TFG | 27 TFG

 SSgt. Stephen Slayton

 (added: 13 Dec 2019)
16 WPS | 16 WPS | 16 WPS | 8 FW

 MSgt. Kyle Doudy

 (added: 24 Apr 2008)
61 FS | 61 FS | 61 FS | 80 FS | 308 FS | 308 FS | C-17 | C-17
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143 Filo "Öncel" (TuAF)