F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Top Aces Announces FAA Certification of F-16 Fighter Aircraft
Top Aces Corp., a leading provider of advanced adversary training, today announced a groundbreaking milestone as its newly-acquired F-16 fighter aircraft earned FAA certification and completed its first flight.
Air Force opens new F-16 production line for foreign military sales
To support the growing demand for new F-16 Fighting Falcon from partner nations, the U.S. Air Force has teamed with Lockheed Martin Corp. to open a new production line to build the F-16 Block 70/72 fighter aircraft at the company’s facility in Greenville, South Carolina.
Six Taiwanese F-16s return home
After a stay of over 20 years in the United States for training purposes Taiwanese jets are returning home to be upgraded to the F-16V configuration.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Jun 17, 2021
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 155
write-off: 617
preserved: 155
stored: 575
instructional: 109
on order: 129
active: 2936
Changes '20/'21:
Fleet adds: 129
Fleet drop: 36
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Today in F-16 history
1981
Egypt orders 40 F-16s (Peace Vector II).
Quote of the Day
Now I know what a dog feels like watching TV...
-- Ansett DC-9 to Glass Cockpit Boeing 737.
F-16 Hall of Fame
7,000 Flying Hours
USAF #83165
F-16C Block 25
Was the first F-16 airframe to break 7,000 flight hours and a small commemorative decal was applied to the tail in 2008. This Viper also wears 15 various bomb markings and three gun strafe markings from a prior OIF deployment and hence was called 'Lethal Lady'. It was retired just a few months after reaching the 7,000 flight hours.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Bookie"

I run the pools in our Squadron so the callsign fits, also my last name is Case so if I do something really stupid they call me Book
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
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
2020-10-07
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Crew Chief Profiles

 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
F-16 Unit
186 FS "Charlie Chicken/Vigilantes" (USAF ANG)