F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Israel Aerospace Industries to resume production of F-16 wings
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will resume the production of F-16 wings for Lockheed Martin, using the assembly line established in the 1980s, following rising demand for the jets.
20 year old NF-16D VISTA redesignated an ‘X’ Plane to test Skyborg
The USAF is currently upgrading a modified version of its F-16 fighters, the NF-16D VISTA, to support autonomy testing for the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Skyborg program. The Air Force Test Pilot School (TPS) redesignated the NF-16D Variable In-flight Simulator Aircraft in June as the X-62A.
First to Fly 2,000 Hours in F-22 Raptor
Lt. Col. Ryan Pelkola, 302d Fighter Squadron director of operations, became the first pilot to reach the 2,000 flight hour achievement in the F-22 Raptor, August 7, 2021.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Dec 7, 2021
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 156
write-off: 617
preserved: 156
stored: 572
instructional: 111
on order: 129
active: 2933
Changes '20/'21:
Fleet adds: 129
Fleet drop: 44
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7 Dec 1989
2,500th worldwide F-16 is delivered.
Quote of the Day
Sometimes you miss with the first bullets and the tracers give you away.
-- Colonel Francis S. Gabby Gabreski, USAAF
Leading American Ac in Europe, WW-II
34.5 Victories, WW-II and Korean Conflict
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F-16I Sufa / Storm
IDFAF #401
F-16D Block 52
The first new F-16I 'Sufa' (Storm) for the Israeli Air Force. The F-16I features a dorsal spine, CFTs, and distributed RWR's, along with improved avionics. This aircraft is armed with AMRAAM's, Python 4, and LGB's - the gun is covered with a panel. It's also equipped with two 600gal drop tanks and LANTIRN pods.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Big Mac"

Last name McDonald
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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
2021-09-23
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. Ryan Mount

 (added: 8 Nov 2009)
61 FS | 35 FS | 23 FS | 34 FS | 148 FS | 162 FW | 162 FW | 162 FW | 195 FS

 TSgt. John King

 (added: 25 Oct 2021)
480 FS | Air Demonstration Squadron | Air Demonstration Squadron

 SSgt. Sylvester Rickards

 (added: 12 Oct 2021)
555 FS

 SSgt. Jacob Densten

 (added: 20 Feb 2021)
79 FS

 SSgt. Roque Notter

 (added: 10 Jun 2008)
524 FS | 524 FS | 522 FS | 421 FS | 421 FS
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Escuadrón 161 "Caribes" (FAV)