F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Israel Aerospace Industries to resume production of F-16 wings
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will resume the production of F-16 wings for Lockheed Martin, using the assembly line established in the 1980s, following rising demand for the jets.
20 year old NF-16D VISTA redesignated an ‘X’ Plane to test Skyborg
The USAF is currently upgrading a modified version of its F-16 fighters, the NF-16D VISTA, to support autonomy testing for the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Skyborg program. The Air Force Test Pilot School (TPS) redesignated the NF-16D Variable In-flight Simulator Aircraft in June as the X-62A.
First to Fly 2,000 Hours in F-22 Raptor
Lt. Col. Ryan Pelkola, 302d Fighter Squadron director of operations, became the first pilot to reach the 2,000 flight hour achievement in the F-22 Raptor, August 7, 2021.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Dec 2, 2021
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 156
write-off: 617
preserved: 155
stored: 572
instructional: 109
on order: 129
active: 2936
Changes '20/'21:
Fleet adds: 129
Fleet drop: 41
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Today in F-16 history
Delivery is made of 3,000th F-16.
Quote of the Day
Nothing said I had to crash...
-- R.A. Bob Hoover, after hitting a telephone wire and losing two feet of wing in his P-51
F-16 Hall of Fame
Triple Killer
USAF #89137
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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F-16C flying with AN/ASQ-236 recon podedpop
Lockheed opens new plantbasher54321
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F-22 and F-35 Forum
Inside the F-35s cockpithornetfinn
NGJ for F-35 POD?hornetfinn
SDB II Scores Hits in Flight TestsLizzard
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Military Aviation Forum
Russia forces in a war for the Baltics.madrat
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J-35 coming out soon???Corsair1963
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From C-130.net
C-130 PDM TOcosty21
Tail Code Master ListJon
CC 130312 “A” Cat 15 October 1980, (Loss...Bjorn
Kentucky Air Guard receives C-130Jedpop
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "FUMBA"

F**k You My Brother Aviators. New guy gets piss drunk at the pilot meeting prior to his naming and starts going off on all of his instructors. Telling them how they suck and are worthless compared to him (brand new out of the school house punk). The rest is history...almost. He changed his own name to Strafe at his next assignment, because, well, he's a douche.
Sierra Hotel
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

  Wg.Cmd. Umer "Archer" Rasheed

11 sqn | 11 sqn  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
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Crew Chief Profiles

 SSgt. Ryan Mount

 (added: 8 Nov 2009)
61 FS | 35 FS | 23 FS | 34 FS | 148 FS | 162 FW | 162 FW | 162 FW | 195 FS

 TSgt. John King

 (added: 25 Oct 2021)
480 FS | Air Demonstration Squadron | Air Demonstration Squadron

 SSgt. Sylvester Rickards

 (added: 12 Oct 2021)
555 FS

 SSgt. Jacob Densten

 (added: 20 Feb 2021)
79 FS

 SSgt. Roque Notter

 (added: 10 Jun 2008)
524 FS | 524 FS | 522 FS | 421 FS | 421 FS
F-16 Unit
10 ELT "Dragon" (PolAF)