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F-16s Landing in South Korea

The F-16 Fighting Falcon – also known as the Viper – is a legendary fighter jet. Thousands are currently in use by air forces around the world. An interesting fact about the F-16 is that it was the first ever fighter jet to use a side control stick.

F-16 Viper South Korea Video

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US Fighter Jet Aggressor Squadrons – Colorful Camo with a Bite

Colorful Camo Schemes

Aggressor Squadrons are known for their colorful camouflage paint schemes, which are designed to mimic the camo types often used by enemy fighter jets. Aggressors serve as the enemy aircraft in training exercises, so US and allied pilots get familiar with recognizing and fighting against aircraft with these unusual appearances.

An Aggressor from Eielson Air Force Base flies over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, July 18, 2019.
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F-16 Viper Demo Team over Langley

U.S. Air Force Maj. Garrett Schmitz, pilot for the F-16 Viper Demonstration Team, performs aerial maneuvers with an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, May 16, 2019. Air Combat Command pilots must complete rigorous training and receive certification from four levels of United States Air Force leadership before they can earn the title of Demonstration Team Commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marcus M. Bullock)

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Thunderbirds Delta Over Pacific Coast

The Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds Delta flies along the Pacific Coast. The Thunderbirds were returning from the California Capital City Air Show to Nellis Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley Corkins)

The Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds Delta flies along the Pacific Coast.  The Thunderbirds were returning from the California Capital City Air Show to Nellis Air Force Base.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt.  Ashley Corkins)

The Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds Delta flies along the Pacific Coast. The Thunderbirds were returning from the California Capital City Air Show to Nellis Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley Corkins)

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F-22 and F-16 Weapons Test Aircraft Formation

An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 43rd Fighter Squadron and an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group flies over Panama City Beach, Fla. on April 22, 2017. The jets flew in support for the opening ceremony of the Gulf Coast Salute Airshow at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Couillard)

An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 43rd Fighter Squadron and an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group flies over Panama City Beach, Fla. on April 22, 2017. The jets flew in support for the opening ceremony of the Gulf Coast Salute Airshow at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Couillard)

An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 43rd Fighter Squadron and an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group flies over Panama City Beach, Fla. on April 22, 2017. The jets flew in support for the opening ceremony of the Gulf Coast Salute Airshow at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Couillard)

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Thunderbirds Over Golden Gate Bridge

The Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds Delta flies over the Golden Gate Bridge. The Thunderbirds were returning from the California Capital City Air Show to Nellis Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley Corkins)

The Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds Delta flies over the Golden Gate Bridge.  The Thunderbirds were returning from the California Capital City Air Show to Nellis Air Force Base.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt.  Ashley Corkins)

The Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds Delta flies over the Golden Gate Bridge. The Thunderbirds were returning from the California Capital City Air Show to Nellis Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley Corkins)

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F-16 Full Afterburner Engine Test

An F-16 Fighting Falcon goes into full afterburners April 4, 2014, during an engine run at the Hush House on Montgomery Regional Air National Guard Base, Ala. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Baldwin)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon goes into full afterburners April 4, 2014, during an engine run at the Hush House on Montgomery Regional Air National Guard Base, Ala. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Baldwin)

An F-16C Fighting Falcon goes into full afterburners April 4, 2014, during an engine run at the Hush House on Montgomery Regional Air National Guard Base, Ala. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Baldwin)

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Thunderbirds Refueling Over Monument Valley

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds conduct aerial refueling prior to a photo mission over Monument Valley National Park while returning from McConnell Air Force Base, September 10, 2018.

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds conduct aerial refueling prior to a photo mission over Monument Valley National Park while returning from McConnell Air Force Base, September 10, 2018.

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds conduct aerial refueling prior to a photo mission over Monument Valley National Park while returning from McConnell Air Force Base, September 10, 2018.

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Thunderbirds Opposing Solo

The U.S. Air Force aerial demonstration team known as the Thunderbirds preform precision flying during an air show commemorating the celebration of the U.S. Air Forces 70 year anniversary over the 120th Airlift Wing Great Falls, Nevada, July 22, 2017. The Thunderbirds will preforming the rest of the weekend during the Flight over the Falls air show hosted by the 120th Airlift Wing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Staff Sgt. Nieko Carzis.)

The U.S. Air Force aerial demonstration team known as the Thunderbirds preform precision flying during an air show commemorating the celebration of the U.S. Air Forces 70 year anniversary over the 120th Airlift Wing Great Falls, Nevada, July 22, 2017. The Thunderbirds will preforming the rest of the weekend during the Flight over the Falls air show hosted by the 120th Airlift Wing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Staff Sgt. Nieko Carzis.)

The U.S. Air Force aerial demonstration team known as the Thunderbirds preform precision flying during an air show commemorating the celebration of the U.S. Air Forces 70 year anniversary over the 120th Airlift Wing Great Falls, Nevada, July 22, 2017. The Thunderbirds will preforming the rest of the weekend during the Flight over the Falls air show hosted by the 120th Airlift Wing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Staff Sgt. Nieko Carzis.)

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F-16 Aggressor Afterburner

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jake "Primo" Impellizzeri, the 35th Pacific Air Forces' F-16 Demonstration Team pilot, with the 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan, flies at the Arctic Thunder Open House at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 30, 2018. During the biennial open house, JBER opens its gates to the public and hosts multiple performers including the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, JBER Joint Forces Demonstration and the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Jamal Wilson)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jake "Primo" Impellizzeri, the 35th Pacific Air Forces' F-16 Demonstration Team pilot, with the 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan, flies at the Arctic Thunder Open House at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 30, 2018. During the biennial open house, JBER opens its gates to the public and hosts multiple performers including the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, JBER Joint Forces Demonstration and the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Jamal Wilson)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jake “Primo” Impellizzeri, the 35th Pacific Air Forces’ F-16 Demonstration Team pilot, with the 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan, flies at the Arctic Thunder Open House at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 30, 2018. During the biennial open house, JBER opens its gates to the public and hosts multiple performers including the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, JBER Joint Forces Demonstration and the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Jamal Wilson)

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F-16 Shuts Down in Louisville

A crew chief from the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, prepares one of the unit’s F-16 “Fighting Falcons” to shut down after the aircraft arrives at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., April 19, 2018, in preparation for the Thunder Over Louisville air show on April 21. The Kentucky Air Guard is once again serving as the base of operations for dozens of military aircraft participating in the show, providing essential maintenance and logistical support. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Dale Greer)

A crew chief from the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, prepares one of the unit’s F-16 “Fighting Falcons” to shut down after the aircraft arrives at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., April 19, 2018, in preparation for the Thunder Over Louisville air show on April 21. The Kentucky Air Guard is once again serving as the base of operations for dozens of military aircraft participating in the show, providing essential maintenance and logistical support. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Dale Greer)

A crew chief from the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, prepares one of the unit’s F-16 “Fighting Falcons” to shut down after the aircraft arrives at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., April 19, 2018, in preparation for the Thunder Over Louisville air show on April 21. The Kentucky Air Guard is once again serving as the base of operations for dozens of military aircraft participating in the show, providing essential maintenance and logistical support. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Dale Greer)