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Belgian F-16 makes emergency landing in Ostend after lightning strike
After being hit by a bolt of lightning, Belgian F-16 (#FB-20) from 31 sqn made a successful emergency landing at Ostend-Bruges airport on Wednesday afternoon.
Top Aces wins contract to train USAF with F-16 Advanced Aggressor Fighter fleet
Top Aces Corp. the world's only commercial owner/operator of F-16 fighter aircraft, today announced that it was selected under the USAF Combat Air Force Contracted Air Support program to provide advanced adversary air training to pilots at Eglin and Luke AFBs.
US approves F-16 equipment for Pakistan
The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Pakistan of F-16 Case for Sustainment and related equipment for an estimated cost of $450 million.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Sep 27, 2022
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 203
write-off: 618
preserved: 156
stored: 560
instructional: 118
on order: 137
active: 2884
Changes '21/'22:
Fleet adds: 129
Fleet drop: 128
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27 Sep 1991
Last of 160 BAF F-16s, #FA-136, rolls off the SABCA production line.
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-- Lt. Commander Joe Hoser Satrapa, USN
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Color Scheme Champion
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F-16A Block 20 MLU
Adorned with 2 sets of tail markings for the 50th anniversary of the Tiger Meet (left side) and 60th anniversary of 31 sqn (Right side). This marks the 4th time this airframe has been adorned with a special color scheme for the NATO Tiger Meet. This makes this airframe the overall 'color scheme champion' of all F-16s worldwide.
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Block 40 IFF and SEADBoman
309th FS Block 25's retirement ceremonyf119doctor
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F-22 and F-35 Forum
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Chinese Air Power analysis - Justin Bron...milosh
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Rolls Royce and the C-130edpop
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This guy had forgotten to take his emergency brake off before he was launched off the aircraft carrier catapult. Tires don't do so well when this happens.
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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
2021-09-21

  Lt.Col. David "Grits" Gritsavage

| 134 FS | 134 FS | 125 FS  
4,000 Hours 4,000 Hrs
2022-07-08
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs
2021-00-00

  Wg.Cmd. Umer "Archer" Rasheed

11 sqn | 11 sqn  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
2020-02-27
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2022-01-26
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 SSgt. Andrew Moore

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 SSgt. Bryce Chipley

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309 FS

 A1C. Daniel Kane

 (added: 29 Jul 2022)
510 FS

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 (added: 17 Jul 2022)
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