F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Misawa Air Base F-16 Reaches 10,000 Flying Hours
An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 13th Fighter Squadron recently hit a major milestone at Misawa Air Base! Aircraft #92-3913 is the second Block-50 F-16 at Misawa AB, and the third in the Air Force, to reach over 10,000 flight hours.
Belgian F-16 makes emergency landing in Ostend after lightning strike
After being hit by a bolt of lightning, Belgian F-16 (#FB-20) from 31 sqn made a successful emergency landing at Ostend-Bruges airport on Wednesday afternoon.
Top Aces wins contract to train USAF with F-16 Advanced Aggressor Fighter fleet
Top Aces Corp. the world's only commercial owner/operator of F-16 fighter aircraft, today announced that it was selected under the USAF Combat Air Force Contracted Air Support program to provide advanced adversary air training to pilots at Eglin and Luke AFBs.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Oct 7, 2022
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 203
write-off: 618
preserved: 156
stored: 560
instructional: 118
on order: 137
active: 2884
Changes '21/'22:
Fleet adds: 129
Fleet drop: 128
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Today in F-16 history
7 Oct 2001
Start of Operation Enduring Freedom, in which F-16s participate in air operations against terrorist training camps and infrastructure within Afghanistan
Quote of the Day
Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelesness, incapacity or neglect.
-- Unknown
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Arctic Aggressor
USAF #86305
F-16C Block 30
The first F-16 to receive an arctic camo scheme to be used in its role as an Aggressor in the newly established 18th Aggressor Squadron based at Eielson AFB, Alaska. The photo attached to this history was taken in November of 2007, before the aircraft transferred to the 18th AS.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Emu"

I heard this one whilst at TLP...one of the first RAF Tornado pilots "earned" the monicker as another "ugly bird who can't fly"
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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  
5,000 Hours 5,000 Hrs
2021-09-21

  Lt.Col. David "Grits" Gritsavage

| 134 FS | 134 FS | 125 FS  
4,000 Hours 4,000 Hrs
2022-07-08
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs
2021-00-00

  Wg.Cmd. Umer "Archer" Rasheed

11 sqn | 11 sqn  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
2020-02-27
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2022-01-26
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 SSgt. Jordan Rodgers

 (added: 22 Oct 2020)
79 FS | 79 FS | 79 FS | 79 FS | 555 FS

 SSgt. Andrew Moore

 (added: 24 Sep 2022)
36 FS

 MSgt. Michael DeGroat

 (added: 7 Sep 2022)
77 FS

 SSgt. Bryce Chipley

 (added: 30 Aug 2022)
309 FS

 A1C. Daniel Kane

 (added: 29 Jul 2022)
510 FS
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161 Filo "Bat (Yarasa)" (TuAF)