F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Yes, it's gold! Iowa ANG gold F-16 remake celebrates ANG history
With the popularity of this summer's blockbuster fighter jet film featuring an awesome F-14 Tomcat, 2022 is shaping up to be the year to celebrate the 4th generation fighter jet.
Romanian government approves buy of 32 F-16s from Norway for 454 mln euro
The Romanian government has approved the purchase of 32 F-16s from Norway for €454 million. The purchase will allow the country to retire Soviet-era MiG-21 fighter jets from service.
Taiwanese F-16 makes emergency landing in Hawaii
A Republic of China Air Force F-16 on its way from Arizona to Taiwan made an emergency landing in Hawaii due to a front landing gear malfunction.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Jul 7, 2022
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 203
write-off: 617
preserved: 157
stored: 562
instructional: 116
on order: 129
active: 2885
Changes '21/'22:
Fleet adds: 129
Fleet drop: 124
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Today in F-16 history
Quote of the Day
I opened fire only when the whole windshield was black with the enemy ... at minimum range ... it doesn't matter what your angle is to him or whether you are in a turn or any other maneuver
-- Colonel Erich Bubi Hartmann, Luftwaffe
F-16 Hall of Fame
First air-to-air victory
IDFAF #112
F-16A Block 5
History was made when Israel's youngest pilot, Lieutenant Rafi of 117 Squadron scored the first kill with an F-16 on April 28th, 1981. The victory was against one of two Mil-8s which had entered into Israeli held territory. A missile was fired but missed. The kill came when Rafi switched to guns and made a second run. Wears 1 kill marking.
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F-16 Forum
Iowa ANG gold F-16 remake celebrates ANG...Jon
MiG-23MLD vs F-16gta4
F-16 block 60 dodges missileviperzerof-2
Turkey wins US Backing for F-16 upgradesbasher54321
F-16 Viper Demo Team videos - Latrobe,...zingeraviation
72 National Guard F-16's get 5th Gen rad...edpop
F-16 using experimental technology over ...basher54321
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F-22 and F-35 Forum
NATO predictis 550 F-35s in Europe by 2...steve2267
New leader takes over at F-35 program of...spazsinbad
AARGM-ER cleared for EMD [for F-35A/C &a...steve2267
F-35 Program Docsspazsinbad
F-35C Lands at Lakehurst For Testingspazsinbad
Greece, Romania, and Poland.ricnunes
Finnish DefMin Interest in F-35s NOT Gri...magitsu
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Military Aviation Forum
Aerospace Picture of the Dayjetblast16
How did the A-4 Skyhawk get such good ra...madrat
Russia-Ukraine War 2022zhangmdev
F-101 races against a SR-71 storyGums
South Korean KF-21 nearing first flight.charlielima223
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From C-130.net
How C-130 pilots/crew saved their plane ...c130kcf
AC-130 crews win Mackay Trophyedpop
C130H model engine prop upgradeelektrosamoka...
US military plane crashes into Iraqi bas...elektromotocy...
German C-130J aircraftsumochkicfspatt
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Quick Draw"

C-130 pilot who could sketch anything very well, very fast, hence "Quick-Draw"
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
More F-16 Pilots profiles
Crew Chief Profiles

 Col. Dennis Knight

 (added: 31 Oct 2008)
480 FS | F-117 | KC-135 | C-5

 MSgt. Frank Quijano

 (added: 3 Jul 2022)
F-117 | F-22

 SSgt. Ricky Samilton

 (added: 20 Sep 2010)
13 FS | 46 TW | 36 FS | C-130 | 18 sqn | F-35 | 3 sqn | 331 skv | 57 FW | 82 ATRS

 SSgt. Dean Collins

 (added: 11 Oct 2010)
33 FS

 Cpl. 1st Clss Bert de Groot

 (added: 8 Jun 2022)
313 sqn
F-16 Unit
Tayeset 116 "Defenders of the South (Ha' Kanaf Ha' Meofeef)" (IDFAF)