Lightweight Fighter program

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

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

The F-16 The F-16 evolved from a 1972 USAF Lightweight Fighter prototype program which sought a small, lightweight, low cost,… Read More

2 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

Wisconsin Air National Guard F-16 crashes, Pilot’s Status ‘Unknown’

Emergency responders are on scene. The cause of the crash, as well as the status of the pilot, are unknown… Read More

4 years ago

Belgian Air Force unveils F-16 with cool tail flash celebrating 45 years of Multi National Fighter Program

The Multi National Fighter Program was created in June 1975 following the decision by Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Norway… Read More

4 years 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

F-16 Pilots Explain how the Viper Dogfights and Wins Against Dissimilar Aircraft

“I think the F-16 can beat just about any fighter in the world today. Of course, I'm happy to say… Read More

5 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

7 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