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Chilean F-16 fighter jets will be upgraded to M6.6 standard
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $177m contract to provide support for the Chilean Air Force F-16 M6.6 Operational Flight Programme and Systems Upgrade.
Dutch F-16s heading to Romania to train Ukrainian pilots
The first F-16 fighter jets that the Netherlands is donating to Ukraine will arrive at the training center in Romania within two weeks, according to Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte.
Ukrainian pilots learning to fly F-16s in Arizona
After months of negotiations, a handful of Ukrainian pilots are at long last in Arizona. They're part of the first group of Ukrainians learning how to fly the F-16 fighter jet.
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F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Nov 30, 2023
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 204
write-off: 620
preserved: 159
stored: 583
instructional: 119
on order: 134
active: 2857
Changes '22/'23:
Fleet adds: 16
Fleet drop: 107
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Today in F-16 history
30 Nov 1998
Portugal orders 25 F-16s (Peace Atlantis II).
30 Nov 1991
PAF accepts first F-16 from Peace Gate III order, but the aircraft are embargoed.
30 Nov 1992
First production F-16D block 52 (#90-0839) is delivered to the USAF.
Quote of the Day
Once at the enemy, you should not aspire just to strike him, but to cling after the attack.
-- Miyamoto Musashi
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F-16C Block 40
Probably an SA-8 exploded near the left external tank area. Fragments from the SAM hit the lower left side of the intake, including right through the intake. The left wing had a 2x3 inch hole and the main wing root had damage underneith. Stabilizers were peppered as well as the exhaust tail feathers. Part of the radome was also sheared off, but that damage was done during the crash landing at Rafha, Saudi Arabia when the nose gear would not extend. Major Ed 'Spot' Schumacher was a pilot who was visiting from the Fighter Weapons School and had deployed to Desert Storm with the 4th TFS. The aircraft returned to Hill AFB in a crate from Dahrain AB.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "MBA"

At a naming ceremony, and after being with the unit for nearly 4 years. No one knew my ethnicity(white/japanese). Some claimed me as Mexican, others claimed I was Japanese, some even said Indian. Then from the back of the room after much debate someone said. He "Might Be Asian", so from then on it stuck.
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Latest Viper Drivers to reach 1K - 6K flying hours:
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Lt.Col. Mike "Brillo" Brill
| 466 FS | 421 FS  
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| 134 FS | 134 FS | 125 FS  
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175 FS | 195 FS | 152 FS | 152 FS | 152 FS | 175 FS | 175 FS | 175 FS
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138 FW | 138 FW
MSgt. Mike Alphonse (added: 14 Mar 2012)
310 FS | 310 FS | 61 FS | 177 FW | 177 FW | 195 FS
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