F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Top Aces Announces Military Flight Release for F-16 Advanced Aggressor Fighter
Top Aces Corp., a leading provider of advanced adversary training and the only company in the world to own and operate the F-16 commercially, today announced receipt of Military Flight Release (MFR) from the United States Air Force for its F-16 Advanced Aggressor Fighter (AAF) aircraft.
59 TES Pilot reaches 4000-hour milestone in the F-16
Lt. Col. Kevin "Mongo" Jens, 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron F-16 Test Director, achieved 4,000 hours in the F-16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, July 8, 2022. Jens' military flight time totals close to 5,000 hours, which includes active duty combat time in the A-10 prior to his transition to the Air Force reserves.
Yes, it's gold! Iowa ANG gold F-16 remake celebrates ANG history
With the popularity of this summer's blockbuster fighter jet film featuring an awesome F-14 Tomcat, 2022 is shaping up to be the year to celebrate the 4th generation fighter jet.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Aug 20, 2022
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 203
write-off: 618
preserved: 157
stored: 561
instructional: 116
on order: 129
active: 2885
Changes '21/'22:
Fleet adds: 129
Fleet drop: 124
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Today in F-16 history
20 Aug 1982
PAF accepts first F-16 from Peace Gate I order.
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Any attempt to stretch fuel is guaranteed to increase headwinds.
-- Unknown
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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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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Pugsley"

Last name Adams; my wife called me by my pet name at a squadron picnic and the C/O overheard it.
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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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Crew Chief Profiles

 A1C. Daniel Kane

 (added: 29 Jul 2022)
510 FS

 A1C. Stukey Maguire

 (added: 17 Jul 2022)
56 FW

 Col. Dennis Knight

 (added: 31 Oct 2008)
480 FS | F-117 | KC-135 | C-5

 MSgt. Frank Quijano

 (added: 3 Jul 2022)
F-117 | F-22

 SSgt. Ricky Samilton

 (added: 20 Sep 2010)
13 FS | 46 TW | 36 FS | C-130 | 18 sqn | F-35 | 3 sqn | 331 skv | 57 FW | 82 ATRS
F-16 Unit
140 sqn "Osprey" (RSAF)