F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Israel Aerospace Industries to resume production of F-16 wings
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will resume the production of F-16 wings for Lockheed Martin, using the assembly line established in the 1980s, following rising demand for the jets.
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.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Oct 23, 2021
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 156
write-off: 617
preserved: 155
stored: 571
instructional: 109
on order: 129
active: 2936
Changes '20/'21:
Fleet adds: 129
Fleet drop: 40
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23 Oct 1989
F-16 teams sweep Gunsmoke '89 bombing and munitions competition.
Quote of the Day
I Fly close to my man, aim well and then of course he falls down.
-- Captain Oswald Boelcke Probably the World's First Ace German Air Service, WW-I
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Color Scheme Champion
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F-16A Block 20 MLU
Adorned with 2 sets of tail markings for the 50th anniversary of the Tiger Meet (left side) and 60th anniversary of 31 sqn (Right side). This marks the 4th time this airframe has been adorned with a special color scheme for the NATO Tiger Meet. This makes this airframe the overall 'color scheme champion' of all F-16s worldwide.
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F-22 and F-35 Forum
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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
2021-04-20
4,000 Hours 4,000 Hrs
2021-09-23
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
2020-10-07
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Crew Chief Profiles

 SSgt. Sylvester Rickards

 (added: 12 Oct 2021)
555 FS

 SSgt. Jacob Densten

 (added: 20 Feb 2021)
79 FS

 SSgt. Roque Notter

 (added: 10 Jun 2008)
524 FS | 524 FS | 522 FS | 421 FS | 421 FS

 MSgt. Thomas Grimestad

 (added: 25 Apr 2021)
178 FW | 178 FS

 SSgt. Benjamin Hess

 (added: 31 Mar 2021)
309 FS
F-16 Unit
157 FS (RoKAF)