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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.
Today in F-16 history
22 Oct 1983
F-16 units place 1st, 2nd and 4th in USAF-wide Gunsmoke '83 bombing and strafing competition.
Quote of the Day
The wish to be able to fly is to be understood as nothing else than a longing to be capable of sexual performance...
-- Sigmund Freud
F-16 Hall of Fame
First General Electric powered F-16
Modified as F-16/101 with a General Electric F101 engine and first flight with this engine was on May 29th, 1981. This engine later led to the GE F110 engine installed from block 30 onwards.
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Last name Bush. [Ed. note: check Urban Dictionary]
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