Tag: F-16 Fighting Falcon

Check out these exclusive photos of the RDAF F-16AM adorned to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Danish flag
On Jun. 15, 2019 F-16AM E-191 made a roundtrip over Denmark to celebrate 800 years of Dannebrog (the Danish national flag). On Jun. 15, 2019, a Kongelige Danske Flyvevåben (KDF, Royal Danish Air Force, RDAF) F-16AM made a roundtrip over Denmark to celebrate 800 years of Dannebrog (the Danish national flag). For this...
That time a KC-135 Crew saved an F-16 Pilot from ejecting over ISIS Territory
After the F-16 disconnected a second time, the pilot went through his checklists and told the crew he had a fuel system emergency. Over 80 percent of his total fuel capability was trapped and unusable… A KC-135 Stratotanker crew from McConnell Air Force Base (AFB) saved an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from...
F-16 Ghost performs first flight
Ghost paint scheme was chosen by a poll held by Brig. Gen. Robert Novotny, 57th Wing commander, on his social media account to add a new look to the 64th Aggressor Squadron (AGRS) An F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet made its initial flight after receiving the first U.S. Air Force Ghost paint scheme,...
USAF F-35s and F-16s fought non-stop for more than 8 hours in defensive counter-air exercise
During the defensive counter-air exercise, if the enemy was successful in making it through the defenses and hitting a target, the friendly force was penalized by losing time to generate aircraft as maintainers took cover. The active duty 388th Fighter Wing (FW) and Reserve 419th FW conducted a very unique integrated defensive counter-air...
“We buy F-15EX to keep industrial diversity,” Pentagon Official Says
An upgraded F-16 would mean another Lockheed Martin aircraft, and the DoD wants to maintain a balance between the two largest defense companies. According to a U.S. senior defense official, the Defense Department didn’t propose adding an upgraded F-16 Fighting Falcon into its inventory instead the F-15EX fourth-gen plus aircraft it is...
Edwards' F-16s were activated at last minute to fire AQM-37D supersonic targets at HMAS Hobart
The F-16s are certified to fire the AQM-37D supersonic targets and a conflict in scheduling meant they were urgently required to support the joint testing by U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy off the coast of California Two F-16s and a KC-135 from Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) were activated at last minute...
Israel offers surplus F-16s to Colombia to replace the country's Kfir fighter jets
Washington is upset that Israel added advanced Israeli-made electronic systems to the F-16s, giving Jerusalem an edge over American planes US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has reportedly refused to approve the sale of 12 F-16 combat aircraft to Croatia. The US government must approve the sale of its planes sold to any...
After transitioning into a descending half-loop maneuver (Split-S) Major Stephen Del Bagno experienced a G-LOC becoming completely incapacitated for a period On Oct. 16, 2018 Air Combat Command (ACC) released an accident investigation board report regarding the F-16 Thunderbird crash which occurred on Apr. 4, 2018. Major Stephen Del Bagno, an F-16CM pilot assigned to the United States Air Force Air...
Past, present, and future of Red Tail legacy over Alabama
Peace, Lopez and Lang took to the skies together. The flight was smooth, once the fighter pilots became accustomed to the P-51’s relatively leisurely pace Keen-eyed observers searching the skies on Thursday, Sep. 7, 2018 could have seen a unique tribute to the past, present, and future of the Tuskegee Airmen legacy that was born in Alabama more than 77...
Thunderbirds to resume demonstrations this week at Air Power over Hampton Roads at JBLE
The return to regular performances is a pivotal milestone for the Thunderbirds as they recover from their first fatal mishap in 36 years The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerobatic team is resuming its demonstration season this weekend after a fatal crash in Nevada one month ago. The team just announced on its website that they will resume their show at Air...

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