Tag: F-16D

The sad story of the Green Ramp Disaster
This post honors the memories of the 24 paratroopers killed as a result of the Mar. 23, 1994 Green Ramp disaster at the former Pope Air Force Base. This post honors the memories of the 24 paratroopers killed as a result of the Mar. 23, 1994 Green Ramp disaster at the former Pope...
This pilot scored both the first U.S. F-16 kill and the first kill for the AIM 120 AMRAAM
"Someone was going to die within the next two minutes, and it wasn't going to be me or my wingman," Gary North, first USAF pilot to down an enemy aircraft in the F-16 and first pilot to score a kill with the AIM-120 AMRAAM Operation Southern Watch (OSW) began on Aug. 27, 1992 with the stated purpose of ensuring Iraqi...
The F-16D Fighting Falcon crashed into the grass as it taxied to the staging area following a performance at the Dayton Air Show As reported by Fox31 in an article brought to my attention by The Aviation Geek Club reader Jared Smith, an F-16D belonging to the USAF Thunderbirds carrying a passenger was flipped over by a strong gust of...
Previously USAF had authorized the extend of the designed service life of the F-16 Block 42-52 aircraft to 12,000 flight Hours According to Jane's the US Air Force (USAF) has decided to augment the number of aircraft and additional airframe hours to be included in a planned service-life extension programme (SLEP) of its fleet of Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Fighting Falcon multi-role...