F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
First Danish F-35 handed over.
Today the first Danish F-35 (#L-001) was handed over to the Danish Flyvevåbnet in a ceremony at Lockheed. This markss the formal start of the Danish F-35 program albeit the jet was already flying in January conducting numerous rigorous tests at NAS Fort Worth.
Two Belgian F-16s intercept Russian bombers over North Sea
Two Belgian F-16s took off on Monday morning from Florennes Air Base to intercept Russian bombers approaching the Dutch airspace over the North Sea. The Russian aircraft were approaching Dutch airspace.
Romania's last F-16 delivered
Today the last Romanian F-16 under the Peace Carpathian II program was delivered. F-16A #1615 left Monte Real AB in the early morning to make a stop-over at Aviano AB for its final destination at Feteşti AB.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - May 12, 2021
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 155
write-off: 617
preserved: 155
stored: 576
instructional: 109
on order: 129
active: 2937
Changes '20/'21:
Fleet adds: 129
Fleet drop: 36
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Today in F-16 history
12 May 1998
United Arab Emirates orders 80 F-16s becoming the 20th customer.
12 May 1999
PoAF accepts first F-16 from Peace Atlantis II order.
Quote of the Day
As to gunnery passes, the best was when you dived with speed, made one pass, shot an opponent down quickly, and pulled back up..... The secret was to do the job in one pass; it could be from the side or from behind and I usually tried to open fire at about 150 feet.
-- Major Erich Rudorffer, Luftwaffe
Seventh Leading Ace, WW-II
222 Victories (13 on One Mission)
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F-16C Block 25
In the late eighties this aircraft and a number of additional F-16s were painted in the 'European One' lizard camouflage scheme and were tested in the Close Air Support role as a possible replacement of the A-10 Thunderbolt. The proposed A-16 never materialized.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Hefty"

Our navigator was gun shy in regards to using the forward latrine on our platform. I was too, but I could hold it. We would lock the rear latrine when he was heading down from the outside of it to see how long he would stand there. One day he couldn't take the wait and eventually just pissed in the trashbag hung up in the very rear of our jet. While he was in fact a larger man, his callsign had nothing to do with his weight.
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
2019-01-16

  Col. Bradley "Divot" Jackson

| 179 FS | 179 FS  
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
2019-10-25
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 MSgt. Thomas Grimestad

 (added: 25 Apr 2021)
178 FW | 178 FS

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 (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
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