Tag: F-16 Fighting Falcon

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...
Lockheed Martin to deliver first F-35A to Turkey on Jun. 21
The news comes as the U.S. Congress attempts to derail the process because of the country decision to purchase Russian S-400 surface-to-air-missiles Lockheed Martin will deliver Turkey’s first F-35A stealth fighter on Jun. 21. Noteworthy as reported by Hurriyetdailynews.com the news comes as the U.S. Congress attempts to derail the process because of the country decision to upgrade its air defense systems...
Thunderbirds pilot killed in F-16 crash at Nellis Air Force Base
The F-16 crash occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. during routine training on the Nevada Test and Training Range A U.S. Air Force (USAF) Thunderbirds F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet crashed on Apr. 4, 2018 at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Las Vegas. According to the service news release "a Thunderbirds pilot was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed over...
F-16 driver hits 1,000 combat hours milestone
 "Mach" flew all of his combat hours with the 77th EFS and no other pilot has ever done that An F-16 pilot assigned to the 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS) clocked 1,000 hours in combat on Feb. 28 during a mission in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan. “I believe there are roughly six F-16 pilots under the rank of...
"WHO'S RAM 01?!": the story of the F-16 SEAD mission flown in support of a mysterious air asset in the skies over Iraq
"I came out of the AOR, contacted the appropriate agency, and said, 'Copy. You're going to support 'Ram 01'.' That's all I got. Who's 'Ram 01!?'," Capt Paul Carlton 55th FS F-16 pilot The F-16, called Viper by her pilots, has been the most prolific fighter in U.S. and Coalition operation in the Middle East for over a decade. Since the 1991 Gulf...
RCAF CF-18s recently conducted DACT engagement against Holloman's F-16s
“We were able to take the F-16 (Fighting Falcons) and CF-18 (Hornets) and fly against each other in an environment where we normally do not get to do that,” Capt. Joseph Gagnon, 54th Fighter Group IP Holloman Air Force Base (AFB) hosted dissimilar aircraft training and integration with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) from Jan. 22 to Feb. 15,...