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USAF secretary Kendall plans to ride in AI-operated F-16 for a Sneak Peek on CCA Technology
The US Air Force is rapidly scaling up its plans to automate some of its fleet, and the US Air Force secretary says he's planning to fly in one of the autonomously piloted F-16s this spring.
Venezuelan F-16 downs an aircraft violating Venezuelan airspace
On Thursday the Venezuelan Air Force reported that one of its F-16 fighters shot down an aircraft declared hostile after it violated national airspace.
Argentina formalizes acquisition of Danish F-16 fighters
Danish Minister of Defense, Troels Lund Poulsen, arrived in Argentina on March 26 to seal the agreement for the purchase of 24 to 28 F-16MLU fighter jets, decommissioned by the Danish Air Force (RDAF), putting an end to the exaggeratedly long search for a supersonic multi-role fighter for the Argentine Air Force (FAA).
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F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Apr 20, 2024
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 204
write-off: 620
preserved: 162
stored: 587
instructional: 121
on order: 127
active: 2854
Changes '23/'24:
Fleet adds: 20
Fleet drop: 59
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Today in F-16 history
20 Apr 2006
Jordan orders 16 second-hand F-16s from Belgium (Peace Falcon III).
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Apr 1978
Second European assembly line opens at Fokker-VFW in the Netherlands.
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Lady, you want me to answer you if this old airplane is safe to fly? Just how in the world do you think it got to be this old?
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YF-16
The aircraft used to perform some tests with the AIM-7 Sparrow missile. Only with the introduction of the ADF version of the F-16, a BVR missile capacity was added to the airframe.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "FISH"

(Related to me by the "holder" of the callsign.) Tall, solidly built female EA-6B ECMO was tagged with FISH (F*ck Is She Huge!).
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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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Mr. John Gerbas III (added: 5 Jul 2007)
22 FS | 416 FLTS | 416 FLTS | 36 FS | 79 FS | 312 sqn | 331 skv | 313 sqn | 312 sqn
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19 FS | 19 FS | 19 FS
SMSgt. Andy Vasquez (added: 23 Dec 2006)
307 FS | 69 FS | 69 FS | 80 FS | 308 FS | Air Demonstration Squadron | Air Demonstration Squadron | Air Demonstration Squadron | 62 FS
First Sergeant Rick Verver (added: 15 Apr 2024)
315 sqn | 315 sqn
SSgt Thomas Quinn (added: 14 Apr 2024)
480 FS | 8 FS | 35 FS
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