General Dynamics YF-16

Naval Flight Officer explains why the number of engines was key for the Navy in selecting the YF-17 over the YF-16

Naval Flight Officer explains why the number of engines was key for the Navy in selecting the YF-17 over the YF-16

‘We used to have a joke in flight training: “What happens to a prop aircraft when it loses its engine?… Read More

10 months ago

YF-16 Flight Zero: Video features Test Pilot Phil Oestricher Recalling the First, Unintentional Flight of the YF-16

Test pilot Phil Oestricher was conducting high-speed taxi tests, the YF-16 lifted off the runway, and rather than risking damage… Read More

1 year ago

The story of the Longest Serving F-16: Development and Life of YF-16 #72-1568

Where YF-16 #72-1568 begins to stand out and helped change the fighter world are the innovative advantages the jet had… Read More

4 years ago

IMPRESSIVE VIDEO SHOWS YF-16 FIRST UNINTENTIONAL FLIGHT, FIRST MISHAP

During the first high-speed taxi test, a violent lateral oscillation had set in as a direct result of pilot-commanded oscillations… Read More

6 years ago

A QUICK LOOK AT THE YF-16 TEST PROGRAM AND AT THE USAF DECISION TO BUY THE LIGHTWEIGHT FIGHTER

The YF-16 test program, like any program to prove a new aircraft, had it's share of exciting moments The U.S.… Read More

6 years ago

A QUICK LOOK AT THE F-16 CCV, THE VIPER THAT COULD TURN WITHOUT BANKING

"Flying formation on the F-16 CCV aircraft was a terrifying experience, since it could do flat turns which robbed the… Read More

6 years ago

INTERESTING PICTURE FEATURES YF-16 AND YF-17 LIGHTWEIGHT FIGHTER PROGRAM PROTOTYPES IN FLIGHT TOGETHER

At the time this picture was taken, the aircraft were competing one versus the other in the USAF Lightweight Fighter… Read More

7 years ago