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F-35C Lightning II landing mishap on USS Carl Vinson
An F-35C Lightning II, assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, had a landing mishap on the deck while USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) was conducting routine flight operations in the South China Sea on January 24.
Top Aces completes first flight of its F-16 Advanced Aggressor Fighter
Top Aces Corp., a leading provider of advanced adversary training, today announced the successful initial test flight of its F-16 Advanced Aggressor Fighter (F-16 AAF) equipped with its proprietary Advanced Aggressor Mission System (AAMS).
Fighter to the finish, oldest F-16 pilot in the Reserve retires
Most people in the military think of their jobs as at least a 20-year sentence. You do the time to get the retirement.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Jan 27, 2022
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 203
write-off: 618
preserved: 156
stored: 527
instructional: 112
on order: 129
active: 2926
Changes '21/'22:
Fleet adds: 129
Fleet drop: 59
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Today in F-16 history
27 Jan 1983
Maiden Flight of the first of 20 Dutch F-16A(R) aircraft equiped with the Orpheus Recce pod.
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Quote of the Day
Death is just nature's way of telling you to watch your airspeed...
-- Unknown
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A-16 CAS Trials
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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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General Dynamics F-16J for Japanenergo
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Top Aces adversary air trainingbasher54321
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F-22 and F-35 Forum
F-35 Lightning II vs Dassault Rafaleoptimist
Pilot Ejects F-35C Landing Mishap USS Vi...spazsinbad
Speed Kills: The Case For Hypersonic Wea...spazsinbad
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Military Aviation Forum
Russian Air Force StrengthCorsair1963
J-20 goes operational againjessmo112
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Russia forces in a war for the Baltics.Corsair1963
A-7 Corsair II familiarizationspazsinbad
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From C-130.net
Maintenance Manual C-130Hsutiawan
New Gun AC-130edpop
Close Encounters with a BridgeAsif
RAF C-130J listAsif
Final flight of Belgium's C-130 fleetedpop
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Sensei"

Albeit a cool sounding callsign the story behind it makes it qualify. I made it through college on a scholarship for the martial arts team. I taught martial arts in various styles both in the service and in the civilian world as well. I had been given a couple of variations of "Miyagi" to "KK" (short for "karate kid") and even WOWO ("wax on, wax off") but finally ended up with "Sensei". There I was... fellow meatbags in a bar drinking too much and hitting on too ugly women. Except for me. I had been voted the designated driver. Mainly because I had a car. It's 0300 and two of the guys decide it's a good idea to have a boxing match and they want me to referee. I was tired and wanted to go home so I thought "How long can these two asshats last drunk as they are?" They start and they are fighting as well as drunk, untrained fighters can fight. One throws a haymaker no where near his opponent and clocks me right in the eye. Me, the sober, martial arts "expert" is the only one who gets hit. Next day at the squadron I get grounded by the flight surgeon because I can't see out of my swollen eye. I'm getting an ass chewing by the wing king himself and at some point he screams loud enough for all to hear, "Ain't you some kind of shit hot Sensei or something? How the f*** you end up with a black eye?" The name stuck after that. personally, I preferred WOWO.
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  Lt.Col. Mike "Brillo" Brill

| 466 FS | 421 FS  
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  Lt.Col. David "Grits" Gritsavage

| 134 FS | 134 FS | 125 FS  
4,000 Hours 4,000 Hrs
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs

  Wg.Cmd. Umer "Archer" Rasheed

11 sqn | 11 sqn  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
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| 522 FS | 35 FS | 555 FS

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79 FS | 79 FS | 79 FS | 79 FS | 555 FS

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 (added: 8 Dec 2021)
157 FS | 80 FS | 157 FS
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