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Misawa Air Base F-16 Reaches 10,000 Flying Hours
An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 13th Fighter Squadron recently hit a major milestone at Misawa Air Base! Aircraft #92-3913 is the second Block-50 F-16 at Misawa AB, and the third in the Air Force, to reach over 10,000 flight hours.
Belgian F-16 makes emergency landing in Ostend after lightning strike
After being hit by a bolt of lightning, Belgian F-16 (#FB-20) from 31 sqn made a successful emergency landing at Ostend-Bruges airport on Wednesday afternoon.
Top Aces wins contract to train USAF with F-16 Advanced Aggressor Fighter fleet
Top Aces Corp. the world's only commercial owner/operator of F-16 fighter aircraft, today announced that it was selected under the USAF Combat Air Force Contracted Air Support program to provide advanced adversary air training to pilots at Eglin and Luke AFBs.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Oct 7, 2022
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 203
write-off: 618
preserved: 156
stored: 560
instructional: 118
on order: 137
active: 2884
Changes '21/'22:
Fleet adds: 129
Fleet drop: 128
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Today in F-16 history
7 Oct 2001
Start of Operation Enduring Freedom, in which F-16s participate in air operations against terrorist training camps and infrastructure within Afghanistan
Quote of the Day
Months of preparation, one of those few opportunities, and the judgement of a split second are what makes some pilot an ace, while others think back on what they could have done.
-- Colonel Gregory Pappy Boyington, USMC (28 Victories, WW-II)
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First Block 60
UAEAF #3001
F-16F Block 60
The first of the advanced block 60 F-16s, specifically built for the United Arab Emirates Air Force. The aircraft features Conformal Fuel Tanks (CFTs), and a dorsal spine with a completely different set of avionics than a 'standard' F-16 making it the most advanced F-16 type developed so far. The jet wore civil registration N161LM for the first flight.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Lecter"

One of our guys engaged a target in Afghanistan and the frag from the AGM killed a bunch of lambs in a field. Callsign Lecter from Silence of the Lambs.
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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
2021-09-21

  Lt.Col. David "Grits" Gritsavage

| 134 FS | 134 FS | 125 FS  
4,000 Hours 4,000 Hrs
2022-07-08
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
2022-01-26
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 SSgt. Jordan Rodgers

 (added: 22 Oct 2020)
79 FS | 79 FS | 79 FS | 79 FS | 555 FS

 SSgt. Andrew Moore

 (added: 24 Sep 2022)
36 FS

 MSgt. Michael DeGroat

 (added: 7 Sep 2022)
77 FS

 SSgt. Bryce Chipley

 (added: 30 Aug 2022)
309 FS

 A1C. Daniel Kane

 (added: 29 Jul 2022)
510 FS
F-16 Unit
Tayeset 116 "Defenders of the South (Ha' Kanaf Ha' Meofeef)" (IDFAF)