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Morris ANGB receives initial delivery of Slovak F-16 Blk 70s
The Morris ANGB is home to the Air National Guard’s premier F-16 fighter pilot training unit, the 162nd Wing, providing training for coalition war-fighting partners for the United States Air Force and international allies, which is why the Department of the Air Force selected Morris ANGB to receive up to nine Slovak-owned F-16 Block 70s. The first Block 70 aircraft arrived on June 13.
Spangdahlem Air Base F-16 reaches 10,000 flying hours
On Jun. 24, 2024 the F-16C Block 50C, designated as tail number #91-0358, reached 10,000 flying hours during a sortie at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.
Wear and tear in pitch rate gyroscopes caused Singapore F-16 crash
Singapore's Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has attributed the crash of one of their F-16s on 8 May to “degraded” gyroscopes. The F-16 crashed shortly after take-off from Tengah Air Base.
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F-16 fleet - Jul 19, 2024
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 204
write-off: 621
preserved: 162
stored: 581
instructional: 120
on order: 123
active: 2864
Changes '23/'24:
Fleet adds: 22
Fleet drop: 60
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Today in F-16 history
19 Jul 1999
Israel orders 102 F-16s (Peace Marbel V).
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19 Jul 1984
First production F-16C block 25 (#83-1118) is delivered to the USAF.
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.
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Low-level Battlefield Interdiction Tests
NASA #75750
In the late eighties, the Advanced Fighter Technology Integration (AFTI) F-16 testbed (formerly the 6th FDS aircraft) was fitted with a dorsal spine, wing-root mounted Lantirn-style pods, and FLIR turrets on the nose. It was also upgraded with an F-16C block 25 wing and with block 40 F-16C features such as APG-68 radar and a LANTIRN interface. It was used as a CAS testbed in support of the proposed A-16, testing low-level battlefield interdiction techniques such as automatic target handoff-systems. This program lasted untill January of 1992.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Circle K"

Got a little intoxicated one night. Stopped at a Circle K store to grab a late night snack. Two local Police Officers were there one them knowing my dad, who was a cop for 35 years. While we were talking I jumped in the patrol car and activated the lights...locked the doors so they could not get in. After a short time I stepped out only to be "held" until the Sqd XO could arrive to take custody of me. No charges were filed but the next day someone had put a Circle with a K in the middle of my wall-locker.
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Latest Viper Drivers to reach 1K - 6K flying hours:
6,000 Hours 6,000 Hrs
Lt.Col. Mike "Brillo" Brill
| 466 FS | 421 FS  
5,000 Hours 5,000 Hrs
Lt.Col. David "Grits" Gritsavage
| 134 FS | 134 FS | 125 FS  
4,000 Hours 4,000 Hrs
Lt.Col. Emre Mert
| 151 Filo | 132 Filo | 132 Filo  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
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SSgt. Thomas Quinn (added: 14 Apr 2024)
480 FS | 8 FS | 35 FS | 14 FS
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143 sqn
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19 FS | 19 FS | 19 FS
MSgt. Darrell Roderique (added: 8 Jun 2024)
306 TFS | 35 FS | 39 FLTS
Sgt. Michael Cassidy (added: 14 Jun 2024)
496 TFS
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