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UK, Netherlands are working to procure F-16 fighters for Ukraine
There is an international fighter jet coalition being forged by the UK and the Netherlands at the Council of Europe summit in Iceland to provide Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets.
USAF F-16C crashes in South Korea; pilot safe
On Saturday morning May 6, a "Wolf Pack" F-16C crashed in a farming area near Osan Air Base. Fortunately the pilot was able to safely eject and nobody got wounded.
US Air Force successfully flying AI-controlled F-16
An autonomous F-16 completed 17 hours of flight testing in December, including advanced fighter maneuvers and beyond-visual-range engagements. The AI algorithm controlling the jet was developed by DARPA's Air Combat Evolution (ACE) program.
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F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Jun 4, 2023
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 204
write-off: 620
preserved: 158
stored: 580
instructional: 118
on order: 136
active: 2796
Changes '22/'23:
Fleet adds: 1
Fleet drop: 89
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Quote of the Day
Arguing with a pilot is like wrestling with a pig in the mud, after a while you begin to think the pig likes it.
-- Seen on a General Dynamics bulletin board
F-16 Hall of Fame
7,000 Flying Hours
USAF #83165
F-16C Block 25
Was the first F-16 airframe to break 7,000 flight hours and a small commemorative decal was applied to the tail in 2008. This Viper also wears 15 various bomb markings and three gun strafe markings from a prior OIF deployment and hence was called 'Lethal Lady'. It was retired just a few months after reaching the 7,000 flight hours.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "RBFCWK"

Pronounced "Rib Fika Wik". Rejected By Fat Chick With Kids. B-course buddy of mine who thought he could get any girl in the bar, until he found out his beer goggles were still on. He woke up on her couch to find her kids playing with his flightsuit, then she kicked him out.
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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
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
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Crew Chief Profiles
TSgt. Eric Maxwell (added: 19 Jul 2013)
61 FS | 308 FS | 80 FS | 480 FS | 311 FS | 64 AGRS | 64 AGRS
SrA. Zachary King (added: 3 May 2023)
57 FW | 57 FW
SSgt. Jordan Rodgers (added: 22 Oct 2020)
79 FS | 79 FS | 79 FS | 79 FS | 555 FS
TSgt. Kelly Swart (added: 18 Apr 2023)
55 FS | 149 FW
TSgt. Clifton Helpingstine (added: 20 Oct 2007)
62 FS | 62 FS | 80 FS
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22 FS "Stingers" (USAFE)