F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Lockheed Martin awarded F-16 Depot Sustainment Program
The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin a $900 million contract to provide sustainment support and depot-overflow services for F-16 aircraft.
Guard F-16 crashes in Wisconsin
A Wisconsin Air National Guard F-16 crashed in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Tuesday night, unfortunately the pilot did not survive.
Luke pilot reaches a rare milestone, surpasses 3k flying hours in F-16
As of November 23, 2020, only 295 pilots worldwide could claim to have surpassed three thousand flying hours in the F-16 Fighting Falcon. That number is now 296.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Jan 17, 2021
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 152
write-off: 617
preserved: 153
stored: 610
instructional: 107
on order: 1
active: 2915
Changes '19/'20:
Fleet adds: 0
Fleet drop: 22
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Today in F-16 history
17 Jan 1980
RDAF accepts first F-16.
17 Jan 1991
Start of Operation Desert Storm, the first combat deployment for USAF F-16s. F-16s perform 25 percent of strike sorties (300-400 daily) throughout the war, totaling 13,500 sorties.
Quote of the Day
Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.
-- Physicist, Lord Kelvin, President, Royal Society, [ENGLAND] 1885.
F-16 Hall of Fame
First Block 60
UAEAF #3001
F-16F Block 60
The first of the advanced block 60 F-16s, specifically built for the United Arab Emirates Air Force. The aircraft features Conformal Fuel Tanks (CFTs), and a dorsal spine with a completely different set of avionics than a 'standard' F-16 making it the most advanced F-16 type developed so far. The jet wore civil registration N161LM for the first flight.
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F-16 Forum
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F-22 and F-35 Forum
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Military Aviation Forum
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Rudy"

A short Marine Prowler pilot who actually walked on to the scrub team at Notre Dame.
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
2014-01-04

  Lt.Col. Robert "T. Rex" Carpenter , Jr

| 162 FW | 148 FS | 1 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

 TSgt. Neal Dozier

 (added: 23 Mar 2011)
522 FS | 522 FS | 522 FS | 522 FS | 522 FS | 16 WPS | 35 FS | 23 FS | 480 FS

 SMSgt. Dong Wook Lee

 (added: 19 Jan 2008)
157 FS | 121 FS | 121 FS

 SrA. Jeff Kasaras

 (added: 14 May 2008)
23 FS | 35 FS | 307 FS | 309 FS | C-5

 MSgt. Lynn Schneiderman

 (added: 3 Apr 2017)
10 TFS | 314 FS | 8 FS

 TSgt. Erich Adams

 (added: 28 Dec 2020)
347 FW | 36 FS | 21 FS | 36 FS | 416 FLTS | 51 FW | 510 FS | 522 FS
F-16 Unit
311 sqn "Eagle" (RNlAF)