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 - May 13, 2021
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 155
write-off: 617
preserved: 155
stored: 576
instructional: 109
on order: 129
active: 2937
Changes '20/'21:
Fleet adds: 129
Fleet drop: 36
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Today in F-16 history
2002
Jordan orders 17 F-16s (Peace Falcon II).
13 May 1986
Norway orders an additional 2 F-16s.
Quote of the Day
Turn to kill, not to engage.
-- CDR Willie Driscoll, USN
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Lost over Serbia
USAF #88550
F-16C Block 40
Lost over Serbia near Nakucani during operation Allied Force due to engine failure, which was caused by a nearby SA-3 explosion. The pilot, Lt. Col. David Goldfein, ejected safely and was rescued by helicopter. The tail is on display in the Museum of Warplanes in Belgrade, Serbia.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "D.A.S.H."

Dumb Ass Stabbed Himself. Because he did.
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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
2021-04-20
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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 MSgt. Thomas Grimestad

 (added: 25 Apr 2021)
178 FW | 178 FS

 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
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311 FS "Sidewinders" (USAF AETC)