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F-16 Timeline

F-16 Events from 1995

27 Apr 1995 The 3,500th F-16 was delivered.
28 Apr 1995 The first of five TVI aircraft (#80-0584) for the MLU makes its maiden flight from Fort Worth. (Read more...)
26 May 1995 Arrival of first F-16 at Edwards AFB to participate in Mid-Life Update (MLU) flight test program.
2 Jun 1995 A USAF F-16 was shot down by a Serb-launched missile while on patrol over Bosnia. The pilot, Air Force Capt. Scott O'Grady, ejected safely and landed behind Serb lines. He was rescued six days later.
8 Jun 1995 U.S. Marines rescued Capt. Scott O'Grady, whose F-16 had been shot down by Bosnian Serbs.
19 Jun 1995 RTAF accepts first F-16 from Peace Naresuan III order.
29 Aug 1995 Start of Operation Deliberate Force, in which F-16s participate in air strikes against Bosnian Serb military targets.
31 Aug 1995 307th Fighter Squadron disbands at Moody AFB, Georgia.
Sep 1995 Maj. Robert Nolan and Capt. Gerald Swift win the 1995 Semper Viper award, after Swift (on his first-ever F-16 ride) successfully landed their F-16 from the backseat under quidance from Nolan (whose stick was broken). (Read more...)
18 Sep 1995 First flight of a 522nd Fighter Squadron F-16 while converting from the F-111F which were retired to AMARC.