F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
First Danish F-35 handed over.
Today the first Danish F-35 (#L-001) was handed over to the Danish Flyvevåbnet in a ceremony at Lockheed. This markss the formal start of the Danish F-35 program albeit the jet was already flying in January conducting numerous rigorous tests at NAS Fort Worth.
Two Belgian F-16s intercept Russian bombers over North Sea
Two Belgian F-16s took off on Monday morning from Florennes Air Base to intercept Russian bombers approaching the Dutch airspace over the North Sea. The Russian aircraft were approaching Dutch airspace.
Romania's last F-16 delivered
Today the last Romanian F-16 under the Peace Carpathian II program was delivered. F-16A #1615 left Monte Real AB in the early morning to make a stop-over at Aviano AB for its final destination at Feteşti AB.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - May 9, 2021
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 155
write-off: 617
preserved: 155
stored: 576
instructional: 109
on order: 129
active: 2937
Changes '20/'21:
Fleet adds: 129
Fleet drop: 36
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Today in F-16 history
9 May 1974
YF-16 no 2 (#72-1568) is flown for the first time with test pilot Neil Anderson at the controls.
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9 May 2000
USAF orders 10 more F-16s.
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Quote of the Day
Helicopters don't fly, they beat the wind into submission!
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F-16 Hall of Fame
Ground Zero
USAF #91401
F-16C Block 52
Wore 13 mission markings and 4 HARM markings for Operation Enduring Freedom. The nose art is of a fireman at ground zero reaching for a soldier and large american flag.The art work is by TSgt. Robbie Leist and SSgt. Chad Marks. However, the 389 did not fire any Harms during OEF, so the HARM markings are from previous OSW deployments.
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F-16 Forum
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F-22 and F-35 Forum
F-35 Is Now the Air Force’s Second-large...mixelflick
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Military Aviation Forum
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From C-130.net
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Mubto"

Monkey Undergoing Brain Transplant Operation In a sentence, MUBTO warned Speed Bump to not complain about his call sign. Earn a better one. That's how he got Speed Bump and then Clownboy.
Sierra Hotel
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
2021-04-20
4,000 Hours 4,000 Hrs
2019-01-16

  Col. Bradley "Divot" Jackson

| 179 FS | 179 FS  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs
2020-11-24

  Maj. Sean "Double" Rassas

| 69 FS | 944 FW  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
2020-02-27
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2019-10-25
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Crew Chief Profiles

 MSgt. Thomas Grimestad

 (added: 25 Apr 2021)
178 FW | 178 FS

 SSgt. Benjamin Hess

 (added: 31 Mar 2021)
309 FS

 SSgt. Jacob Densten

 (added: 20 Feb 2021)
79 FS

 Sgt. Fu Bo Ting

 (added: 14 Feb 2021)
27 TFG | 27 TFG

 SSgt. Stephen Slayton

 (added: 13 Dec 2019)
16 WPS | 16 WPS | 16 WPS | 8 FW
F-16 Unit
80 FS "Juvats" (USAF PACAF)