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Eielson AFB F-16 undergoes in-flight emergency
An F-16 Fighting Falcon with the 18th Fighter Interceptor Squadron from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, experienced an in-flight emergency during take-off at approximately 13:47h, on May 28, 2024.
79th ‘Tigers’ take on Checkered Flag 24-2, WSEP
The U.S. Air Force 79th Fighter and Fighter Generation Squadron ‘Tigers’ took part in Checkered Flag 24-2 and the Weapons System Evaluation Program (WSEP) at Tyndall Air Force Base from May 9-22, 2024. These exercises aimed to enhance air combat readiness alongside 5th-generation aircraft and validate weapons systems and tactics in realistic, large-scale training scenarios.
F-35B crashes in New Mexico; pilot suffers serious injuries
An F-35B Lightning II en route from Lockheed’s Fort Worth, facility, to Edwards Air Force Base, California, crashed after a refuelling stop at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico on Tuesday at 14.00h.
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F-16 fleet - Jun 24, 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
24 Jun 1988
F-16 CTF completes testing of the General Electric F110-GE-100 jet engine.
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I ask people who don't fly, "How can you not fly when you live in a time in history when you can fly?"
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Triple Killer
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F-16C Block 40
Scored three kills in one mission over Bosnia on February 28th, 1994 - one with an AIM-120 AMRAAM and two with AIM-9M's. Three kill markings were added but quickly removed after just one day. The kill markings were later re-added by the 510th FS but as 3 green stars.
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Everyone thinks I sound like Jeff Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgmont High on the radio.I do not think I do.
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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  
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| 134 FS | 134 FS | 125 FS  
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| 151 Filo | 132 Filo | 132 Filo  
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306 TFS | 35 FS | 39 FLTS
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