F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Lockheed Martin awarded F-16 Depot Sustainment Program
The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin a $900 million contract to provide sustainment support and depot-overflow services for F-16 aircraft.
Guard F-16 crashes in Wisconsin
A Wisconsin Air National Guard F-16 crashed in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Tuesday night, unfortunately the pilot did not survive.
Luke pilot reaches a rare milestone, surpasses 3k flying hours in F-16
As of November 23, 2020, only 295 pilots worldwide could claim to have surpassed three thousand flying hours in the F-16 Fighting Falcon. That number is now 296.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Jan 25, 2021
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 152
write-off: 617
preserved: 153
stored: 610
instructional: 107
on order: 1
active: 2916
Changes '19/'20:
Fleet adds: 0
Fleet drop: 22
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Today in F-16 history
25 Jan 1982
Egyptian Air Force accepts first F-16 from Peace Vector I order.
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25 Jan 1991
Bahraini F-16s fly their first mission in Operation Desert Storm, and begin offensive operations on the following days.
25 Jan 1991
Egyptian Air Force acepts first F-16 from Peace Vector III order.
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Quote of the Day
There is nothing absolutely nothing, to describe what goes on inside a pilot's gut when he sees a SAM get airborne.
-- Commander Randy Duke Cunningham, USN
F-16 Hall of Fame
Navy F-16
USAF #01568
In 1975, the US Navy had expressed interest in a low-cost alternative to the Grumman F-14 Tomcat. General Dynamics proposed a navalized YF-16, with BVR radar, which was not part of the original planning for the USAF. The aircraft was briefly painted in a two-tone blue/light-brown color scheme for naval evaluation purposes. General Dynamics refined the proposal into a single-seat F-16, based on the two-seat F-16B - with the space ordinarily occupied by the rear seat used for increased avionics or fuel. On May 2nd, 1975, the Navy announced that they had decided not to buy the navalized F-16, but opted instead for an aircraft developed from the YF-17, which was eventually to emerge as the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet.
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F-16 Forum
USAF is heavily considering new F-16s!h-bomb
The comprehensive HG5 topicviperimages
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Croatia begins evaluating new fightershythelday
Fuel Flow Questionsprstdlyscott...
F-16 drops CSDBs in test flightbasher54321
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F-22 and F-35 Forum
Roper Hints NGAD Could Replace F-35; Why...KamenRiderBlade
AF pitches buying F-16s because of F-35 ...madrat
Finnish DefMin Interest in F-35s NOT Gri...hythelday
S-400 and F-35tequilashooter
India and the F-35?spazsinbad
LRASM sensor production 2017eloise
Inside the F-35s cockpitquicksilver
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Military Aviation Forum
Su-57 Felonmixelflick
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From C-130.net
Lockheed C-130H Hercules Royal Jordanian...muc-spotter
Flight Director (FD) Flag on Co-Pilot PF...munirabbasi
NOW HIRING A&P, structures and avion...tgrecruiting
Chilean Air Force C-130 crash in Drake P...6bev
C-130B model Right Landing Retraction Ti...munirabbasi
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "GriffDog"

Anyone in our squadron who had to answer the call of nature (number 2) while flying got "Dog" appended to their callsign
Sierra Hotel
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

  Lt.Col. Robert "T. Rex" Carpenter , Jr

| 162 FW | 148 FS | 1 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

 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

 SMSgt. Dong Wook Lee

 (added: 19 Jan 2008)
157 FS | 121 FS | 121 FS

 SrA. Jeff Kasaras

 (added: 14 May 2008)
23 FS | 35 FS | 307 FS | 309 FS | C-5

 MSgt. Lynn Schneiderman

 (added: 3 Apr 2017)
10 TFS | 314 FS | 8 FS

 TSgt. Erich Adams

 (added: 28 Dec 2020)
347 FW | 36 FS | 21 FS | 36 FS | 416 FLTS | 51 FW | 510 FS | 522 FS
F-16 Unit
612 TFS "Fighting 612th" (USAFE)