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Dutch F-16 pilot trains with Gamblers at PSAB
Maj. Scherders, Royal Netherlands Air Force weapons instructor pilot, has flown the F-16 Fighting Falcon for 12 years, a career in which he was heavily integrated with the U.S. Air Force. Currently, he's a weapons instructor at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, training the next generation of USAF instructor pilots and flight leads through the Foreign Exchange Officer (FEO) program.
Hill AFB pilots take on Red Flag’s ‘impossible to replicate’ scenarios with F-35A
Hill Airmen recently returned from Red Flag 21-1, a large-scale, highly-complex Air Combat Command exercise in the Nevada desert.
Jordan to acquire $60M F-16 Air Combat Training Center
The U.S. State Department has approved a Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Jordan of an F-16 Air Combat Training Center and related equipment for an estimated cost of $60 million.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Mar 1, 2021
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 152
write-off: 617
preserved: 155
stored: 576
instructional: 108
on order: 130
active: 2939
Changes '20/'21:
Fleet adds: 129
Fleet drop: 28
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Today in F-16 history
1 Mar 1991
Start of Operation Southern Watch, in which F-16s operating from Prince Sultan AB, Saudi Arabia, enforce a no-fly zone over southern Iraq.
Quote of the Day
You know you've landed with the wheels up when it takes full power to taxi.
-- Unknown
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Navy F-16
USAF #01568
YF-16
In 1975, the US Navy had expressed interest in a low-cost alternative to the Grumman F-14 Tomcat. General Dynamics proposed a navalized YF-16, with BVR radar, which was not part of the original planning for the USAF. The aircraft was briefly painted in a two-tone blue/light-brown color scheme for naval evaluation purposes. General Dynamics refined the proposal into a single-seat F-16, based on the two-seat F-16B - with the space ordinarily occupied by the rear seat used for increased avionics or fuel. On May 2nd, 1975, the Navy announced that they had decided not to buy the navalized F-16, but opted instead for an aircraft developed from the YF-17, which was eventually to emerge as the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Gameshow"

Before becoming a demonstration pilot in the T-6A, I spent two years as the team's airshow narrator. In trying to keep up with the other "colorful" narrators out there, I really played up the speaking and was told by my crew chiefs that "if the flying gig doesn't work out for you, you'll always be ready to work as a gameshow host". The other pilots heard it, and there it stuck. Even though my last name is Rambo, I still ended up with Gameshow.
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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 SSgt. Jacob Densten

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79 FS

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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

 TSgt. Neal Dozier

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522 FS | 522 FS | 522 FS | 522 FS | 522 FS | 16 WPS | 35 FS | 23 FS | 480 FS
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