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UK, Netherlands are working to procure F-16 fighters for Ukraine
There is an international fighter jet coalition being forged by the UK and the Netherlands at the Council of Europe summit in Iceland to provide Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets.
USAF F-16C crashes in South Korea; pilot safe
On Saturday morning May 6, a "Wolf Pack" F-16C crashed in a farming area near Osan Air Base. Fortunately the pilot was able to safely eject and nobody got wounded.
US Air Force successfully flying AI-controlled F-16
An autonomous F-16 completed 17 hours of flight testing in December, including advanced fighter maneuvers and beyond-visual-range engagements. The AI algorithm controlling the jet was developed by DARPA's Air Combat Evolution (ACE) program.
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F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - May 28, 2023
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 204
write-off: 620
preserved: 158
stored: 580
instructional: 118
on order: 136
active: 2796
Changes '22/'23:
Fleet adds: 1
Fleet drop: 89
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Quote of the Day
The only time a fighter has too much gas is when it's on fire.
-- CDR Tom Sobieck, VF-51, 1989
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Tactical Nuke
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F-16C Block 25
A rare shot illustrating the nuclear role of the F-16: a USAF F-16C from the 10th TFS at Hahn AB in Germany seen carrying a BDU-38 simulator (B-61 nuclear dummy). The aircraft was participating in the weapons training deployment Exercise Sabre Thunder over the Bardenas-Reales Range on June 1st, 1988.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Hijak"

After a night of 4-5-What and closing down the Club, his wife wakes the kids, puts them in the car seats in their pajamas, drives to the club, pours the gentleman into his seat, drives him home. There, said gentleman realizes that maybe his night was a little too large. Hurled In-front-of Junior And Kids.
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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
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
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Crew Chief Profiles
TSgt. Eric Maxwell (added: 19 Jul 2013)
61 FS | 308 FS | 80 FS | 480 FS | 311 FS | 64 AGRS | 64 AGRS
SrA. Zachary King (added: 3 May 2023)
57 FW | 57 FW
SSgt. Jordan Rodgers (added: 22 Oct 2020)
79 FS | 79 FS | 79 FS | 79 FS | 555 FS
TSgt. Kelly Swart (added: 18 Apr 2023)
55 FS | 149 FW
TSgt. Clifton Helpingstine (added: 20 Oct 2007)
62 FS | 62 FS | 80 FS
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Tayeset 115 "The Flying Dragon (Ha' Drakon Ha' Meofeef)" (IDFAF)