F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
"Capital Guardians" bring excellence to AFCENT skies
Over the past week, aircraft and Airmen assigned to the District of Columbia Air National Guard's 113th Wing arrived at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to join the 378th Air Expeditionary Wing as it provides combat power projection across the region in defense of U.S. forces.
Belgian F-16 collides with building at Dutch airbase
A Belgian F-16AM collided with a building at a Dutch airbase this morning as it prepared to take off, injuring two people.
Another civilian operator of used F-16s
Draken International will be the next civilian operator of used F-16s after Top Aces. The Dutch MoD has sold 12 of it's F-16s for delivery after their retirement in the course of 2022.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Aug 4, 2021
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 156
write-off: 618
preserved: 155
stored: 570
instructional: 109
on order: 129
active: 2938
Changes '20/'21:
Fleet adds: 129
Fleet drop: 38
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Today in F-16 history
4 Aug 1982
First dedicated Advanced Fighter Technology Integration (AFTI) F-16 test flight.
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Quote of the Day
The nicer an airplane looks, the better it flies.
-- Unknown
F-16 Hall of Fame
Lost in the Desert
USAF #79343
F-16A Block 10
Attrition mostly takes place in the early years of an F-16. This particular F-16, a USAF F-16A built in 1979 crashed 3 years after it rolled off the production line. The tail can still be found at the crash site in the Nevada desert.
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F-16 Forum
Making the F-16 more AgileBoman
July 2021 Lockheed F-16 News and factsedpop
Link to Lockheed "Skunk Works"edpop
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F-22 and F-35 Forum
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Military Aviation Forum
Russian F-35 equivalent at MAKS 2021?milosh
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From C-130.net
C-130J Fast Facts from Lockheededpop
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Britain phasing out all C-130's under ne...boilermaker
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Mubto"

Monkey Undergoing Brain Transplant Operation In a sentence, MUBTO warned Speed Bump to not complain about his call sign. Earn a better one. That's how he got Speed Bump and then Clownboy.
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
2021-04-20
4,000 Hours 4,000 Hrs
2021-06-02
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
2020-10-07
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Crew Chief Profiles

 SSgt. Roque Notter

 (added: 10 Jun 2008)
524 FS | 524 FS | 522 FS | 421 FS | 421 FS

 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
F-16 Unit
Tayeset 109 "Valley (Ha' Emek)" (IDFAF)