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Belgian pilot first European to surpass the 5,000hrs mark in the F-16
During a training flight on Friday, March 5, 2021, Captain Steven De Vries, a Belgian Air Force pilot based at Kleine Brogel AB, will reach the milestone of 5,000 flight hours in the F-16.
Female pilot reaches 2,000 hours in F-16
Col. Trena "HaK" Savageau is known for breaking barriers and setting high expectations as the first female commander of the 944th Operations Group at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
Dutch F-16 pilot trains with Gamblers at PSAB
Maj. Scherders, Royal Netherlands Air Force weapons instructor pilot, has flown the F-16 for 12 years, a career in which he was heavily integrated with the U.S. Air Force.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Mar 5, 2021
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 152
write-off: 617
preserved: 155
stored: 576
instructional: 108
on order: 130
active: 2939
Changes '20/'21:
Fleet adds: 129
Fleet drop: 28
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Today in F-16 history
Mar 1982
USAF announces Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Units will begin receiving the F-16 in 1983.
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Quote of the Day
Every one already knows the definition of a 'good' landing is one from which you can walk away. But very few know the definition of a 'great landing.' It's one after which you can use the airplane another time.
-- Unknown
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F-16I Sufa / Storm
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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 "Reaper"

A guy in my old FS. We'd be out dog fighting (training obviously) and after someone would take him out he'd go dead quiet and then pop up behind you and get you.. cheating little bastard if you ask me... he got busted though. Best callsign if you ask me.
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Latest Viper Drivers to reach 1K - 6K flying hours:
6,000 Hours 6,000 Hrs

  Lt.Col. Mike "Brillo" Brill

| 466 FS | 421 FS  
5,000 Hours 5,000 Hrs

  Cdt. Steven "Vrieske" De Vries

23 sqn | 31 sqn | 31 sqn | 31 sqn | 31 sqn  
4,000 Hours 4,000 Hrs

  Col. Bradley "Divot" Jackson

| 179 FS | 179 FS  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs

  Maj. Sean "Double" Rassas

| 69 FS | 944 FW  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
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Crew Chief Profiles

 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

 MSgt. Kyle Doudy

 (added: 24 Apr 2008)
61 FS | 61 FS | 61 FS | 80 FS | 308 FS | 308 FS | C-17 | C-17

 TSgt. Neal Dozier

 (added: 23 Mar 2011)
522 FS | 522 FS | 522 FS | 522 FS | 522 FS | 16 WPS | 35 FS | 23 FS | 480 FS
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