The designer of the F-16 explains why the F-35 is such a crappy plane

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.… » 6/17/14 12:54am 6/17/14 12:54am

Extremely rare photo of two armed F-16s escorting a Boeing Dreamliner

The Aviationist caught these cool selfies of two Royal Netherlands Air Force pilots escorting a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner in F-16 fighter jets fully armed for air interception duties. But don't worry, it's not a terrorism alarm. They were just welcoming the country's first Dreamliner. » 6/10/14 8:21pm 6/10/14 8:21pm

Refueling an F-16 in the middle of the night looks scary as hell

This video doesn't show much—and that's why it's so damn scary: Two US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon jets approach a KC-135 tanker for refueling in the middle of the night. With no moonlight, the pilots and the fuel boom operator can only see the lights as they get closer and closer until they connect. » 6/06/14 12:12am 6/06/14 12:12am

Another insanely cool F-16 pilot selfie makes me jealous

The Aviationist's David Cenciotti argues that F-16 pilots take the most amazing selfies because of the fighter's bubble canopy. Looking at the evidence, it's impossible to debate his argument. That rounded glass gives the very best view of any of the modern jets—perhaps even better than good old P-51 Mustang. » 3/26/14 10:15pm 3/26/14 10:15pm

F-16s Are Even More Awesome from the Inside

Goose only wishes he had moves like these. This stunning dash cam footage from an F-16 attached to the 51st Wing captured some intense aerial action at the recent Red Flag-Alaska exercises—including mid-air refuelings, targeted bomb strikes, low-altitude flybys, and even a cameo appearance by a B-2 stealth bomber.… » 5/03/13 6:48pm 5/03/13 6:48pm