F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Lockheed Martin awarded F-16 Depot Sustainment Program
The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin a $900 million contract to provide sustainment support and depot-overflow services for F-16 aircraft.
Guard F-16 crashes in Wisconsin
A Wisconsin Air National Guard F-16 crashed in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Tuesday night, unfortunately the pilot did not survive.
Luke pilot reaches a rare milestone, surpasses 3k flying hours in F-16
As of November 23, 2020, only 295 pilots worldwide could claim to have surpassed three thousand flying hours in the F-16 Fighting Falcon. That number is now 296.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Jan 24, 2021
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 152
write-off: 617
preserved: 153
stored: 610
instructional: 107
on order: 1
active: 2916
Changes '19/'20:
Fleet adds: 0
Fleet drop: 22
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Quote of the Day
Mix ignorance with arrogance at low altitude and the results are almost guaranteed to be spectacular.
-- Burce Landsberg, AOPA Safety Foundation
F-16 Hall of Fame
YF-16 Prototype
USAF #01567
YF-16
Rolled out at Fort Worth, Texas on December 13th, 1973. First flight on January 20th, 1974 which is the very first flight of an F-16. It had been moved in a C-5 galaxy 12 days prior on January 8th, 1974 and assembled for first flight. The first flight wasn't supposed to happen, but during high speed taxi trials the aircraft lifted off with the only option for the pilot was to proceed and fly. In the first stages the right-hand stab hit the runway a couple of times creating some damage to it.
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F-22 and F-35 Forum
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Trax"

Passed out on the railroad tracks in his Choker Whites after a tough night at an airwing party.
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
2014-01-04

  Lt.Col. Robert "T. Rex" Carpenter , Jr

| 162 FW | 148 FS | 1 sqn  
4,000 Hours 4,000 Hrs
2019-01-16

  Col. Bradley "Divot" Jackson

| 179 FS | 179 FS  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs
2020-11-24

  Maj. Sean "Double" Rassas

| 69 FS | 944 FW  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
2020-02-27
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2019-10-25
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Crew Chief Profiles

 TSgt. Neal Dozier

 (added: 23 Mar 2011)
522 FS | 522 FS | 522 FS | 522 FS | 522 FS | 16 WPS | 35 FS | 23 FS | 480 FS

 SMSgt. Dong Wook Lee

 (added: 19 Jan 2008)
157 FS | 121 FS | 121 FS

 SrA. Jeff Kasaras

 (added: 14 May 2008)
23 FS | 35 FS | 307 FS | 309 FS | C-5

 MSgt. Lynn Schneiderman

 (added: 3 Apr 2017)
10 TFS | 314 FS | 8 FS

 TSgt. Erich Adams

 (added: 28 Dec 2020)
347 FW | 36 FS | 21 FS | 36 FS | 416 FLTS | 51 FW | 510 FS | 522 FS
F-16 Unit
338 skv "Tiger" (RNoAF)