F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
59 TES Pilot reaches 4000-hour milestone in the F-16
Lt. Col. Kevin "Mongo" Jens, 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron F-16 Test Director, achieved 4,000 hours in the F-16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, July 8, 2022. Jens' military flight time totals close to 5,000 hours, which includes active duty combat time in the A-10 prior to his transition to the Air Force reserves.
Yes, it's gold! Iowa ANG gold F-16 remake celebrates ANG history
With the popularity of this summer's blockbuster fighter jet film featuring an awesome F-14 Tomcat, 2022 is shaping up to be the year to celebrate the 4th generation fighter jet.
Romanian government approves buy of 32 F-16s from Norway for 454 mln euro
The Romanian government has approved the purchase of 32 F-16s from Norway for €454 million. The purchase will allow the country to retire Soviet-era MiG-21 fighter jets from service.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Aug 16, 2022
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 203
write-off: 618
preserved: 157
stored: 561
instructional: 116
on order: 129
active: 2885
Changes '21/'22:
Fleet adds: 129
Fleet drop: 124
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Today in F-16 history
16 Aug 1978
Israel orders 75 F-16s (Peace Marbel I) becoming the 6th customer.
Quote of the Day
Landing on the ship during the daytime is like sex, it's either good or it's great. Landing on the ship at night is like a trip to the dentist, you may get away with no pain, but you just don't feel comfortable.
-- LCDR Thomas Quinn, USN.
F-16 Hall of Fame
Dutch MiG Killer
RNlAF #J-063
F-16A Block 20 MLU
In 1999, Maj. Peter Tankink scored the first post-WWII kill for the Royal Netherlands Air Force, shooting down a Yugoslav MiG-29 with an AIM-120A Amraam. A silhouette of a Fulcrum was painted just below the canopy rail.
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F-16 Forum
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F-22 and F-35 Forum
F-22 upgrades comingmixelflick
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65th Aggressor Squadron reactivated at N...edpop
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Military Aviation Forum
J-35 coming out soon???hkultala
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Poland places massive order with South K...mixelflick
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J-20 goes operational againhornetfinn
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Super Herculean Milestone - 500th C-130J...c130kcf
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Incorrect tail number?uscg1347
C-130A parts canned to a C-130J?mekong68
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "BURNT"

Better Use Rope Next Time. Younger brother took leave while in UPT. He got back from leave late because he and his gal got stuck in the hotel elevator for a few hours and the fire dept had to come rescue them. No one believed him until they got confirmation from the fire dept.
Sierra Hotel
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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Crew Chief Profiles

 A1C. Daniel Kane

 (added: 29 Jul 2022)
510 FS

 A1C. Stukey Maguire

 (added: 17 Jul 2022)
56 FW

 Col. Dennis Knight

 (added: 31 Oct 2008)
480 FS | F-117 | KC-135 | C-5

 MSgt. Frank Quijano

 (added: 3 Jul 2022)
F-117 | F-22

 SSgt. Ricky Samilton

 (added: 20 Sep 2010)
13 FS | 46 TW | 36 FS | C-130 | 18 sqn | F-35 | 3 sqn | 331 skv | 57 FW | 82 ATRS
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