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 - Sep 19, 2021
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 156
write-off: 617
preserved: 155
stored: 571
instructional: 109
on order: 129
active: 2936
Changes '20/'21:
Fleet adds: 129
Fleet drop: 38
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Today in F-16 history
19 Sep 1994
Singapore orders 18 F-16s (Peace Carvin II).
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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)
F-16 Hall of Fame
Testing the AGM-119A Penguin
RNoAF #685
F-16A Block 15
An AGM-119A Penguin anti-ship missile is mounted on the pylon of RNoAF F-16A block 15 #685 from 331 skv during testing of the missile in the mid eighties. Norway is the only country using the Penguin missile.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "TBJ"

LT B. Gumser; T stands for "Toothless" and we all know that a Gumser is defined as a TBJ. Commonly found on Gate 2 street Okinawa or in Thailand.
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
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. 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

 MSgt. Thomas Grimestad

 (added: 25 Apr 2021)
178 FW | 178 FS

 SSgt. Benjamin Hess

 (added: 31 Mar 2021)
309 FS

 Sgt. Fu Bo Ting

 (added: 14 Feb 2021)
27 TFG | 27 TFG
F-16 Unit
21 FS "The Gamblers" (USAF AETC)