A NATO F-16 fighter jet approached an aircraft carrying Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu as it traveled in international airspace over the Baltic Sea in northeast Europe Wednesday, escalating already heightened tensions in the region. Here’s how that went down.
An Air National Guard F-16C fighter crashed this morning two miles south of Joint Base Andrews, NBC News reports. The crash occurred around 9:15 a.m. in suburban Washington, D.C. Luckily the pilot was able to eject from the aircraft successfully and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The United States Air Force is mulling the retirement of the long-running F-15C and F-15D air-to-air fighter and replacing them with upgraded F-16s by the mid-2020s. It’s a process that will no doubt be as controversial as it is complex.
The United States Air Force is spending over a billion dollars on aircraft maintenance because of corrosion issues caused by tiny organic microbes, Popular Mechanics reports. Here’s how material scientists plan to fight these little pests.
G-LOC, or G-Induced Loss Of Consciousness, can occur when a pilot pulls such a tight turn that the blood drains from their head, making them pass out. In this recent de-classified footage, that’s exactly what happened to one pilot. Headed straight towards the ground at full afterburner, death seemed inevitable – until…
Here’s a video showing an F-16 shooting down a drone in the air and popping off flares in a live fire exercise. One day, the drones will probably start fighting back as revenge for all these training exercises but until that day comes, let us enjoy the amazing powerful flying machines controlled by humans that allows…
A Greek F-16 in Spain as part of a NATO training mission crashed shortly after takeoff, killing at least 10, according to El Pais. Thirteen were injured, including six critically injured, the Spanish Ministry of Defense confirmed.
A pair of F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 125th FS of the Oklahoma Air National Guard reportedly collided while in a training exercise somewhere over Moline, Kansas. Both pilots are fine but one of the them had to eject and their jet appears to have been destroyed on impact. The other aircraft landed safely back in…
According to the Pierre Sprey, co-designer of the F-16, the F35 is a turkey. Inherently, a terrible airplane. An airplane built for a dumb idea. A kludge that will fail time and time again. Just impossibly hopeless. And judging from the bajillion times the F-35 fleet has been grounded, well, he's probably not wrong.…
Turkey has warned Syria many times about incursions by Syrian aircraft into their airspace. This weekend, they once again made good on those warnings via downing one of Syria's geriatric MiG-23s. What's going on here?
Last night, two F-16 fighter jets collided during a training mission off the coast of Chincoteague, Virginia. One pilot had to eject into the sea at about 10:30PM. Here's the captivating raw footage the Coast Guard pulling him out of the water to safety.
What do you do when you're not busy blowing stuff up in your F-16? If you're anything like these Danish pilots, you go scare the crap out of drivers on the long and vulnerable Storebæltsbroen bridge.
I hope you're not as easily fooled as I am because I totally missed the two F-16s in this picture. I have an excuse! I was totally looking at the left hand side of the picture. And the picture I saw was really small! Like thumbnail-sized!
These F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft are demonstrating what the U.S. Air Force "propaganda artists" (Hat tip to Jalopnik photographer and former U.S. Air Force "propaganda artist" "Special K" for the term!) call an "Elephant Walk" as they taxi down a runway during an exercise at Kunsan Air Base, in the Republic…
Unless you're part of the United States Air Force, you have never seen something like this: Twenty-seven F-16 Fighting Falcons taxying down the runway, fully armed and ready for immediate take off and battle.
Perhaps not wanting to be left out of the good times being displayed by their Argentinean counterparts, someone just uploaded a compilation video of US Air Force pilots purportedly in Afghanistan and Iraq trying some close shaves of their own. DUCK!
Workers at a Lockheed Martin plant in Texas are attempting to one-up their Michigander counterparts by drinking and smoking during lunch while building F-35 fighter jets. Cue the local news gotcha video.
Watch this video of Belgian F-16s dropping bombs on one of Qaddafi's planes, and then on a weapons depot.