USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon

USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon

The General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine supersonic multirole fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) for the United States Air Force (USAF). Designed as an air superiority day fighter, it evolved into a successful all-weather multirole aircraft. Over 4,500 aircraft have been built since production was approved in 1976.[ Although no longer being purchased by the U.S. Air Force, improved versions are still being built for export customers.

In 1993, General Dynamics sold its aircraft manufacturing business to the Lockheed Corporation, which in turn became part of Lockheed Martin after a 1995 merger with Martin Marietta. The Fighting Falcon has key features including a frameless bubble canopy for better visibility, side-mounted control stick to ease control while maneuvering, a seat reclined 30 degrees to reduce the effect of g-forces on the pilot, and the first use of a relaxed static stability/fly-by-wire flight control system which helps to make it a nimble aircraft. The F-16 has an internal M61 Vulcan cannon and 11 locations for mounting weapons and other mission equipment. The F-16’s official name is “Fighting Falcon”, but “Viper” is commonly used by its pilots and crews, due to a perceived resemblance to a viper snake as well as the Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper starfighterIn addition to active duty for U.S. Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, and Air National Guard units, the aircraft is also used by the USAF aerial demonstration team, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and as an adversary/aggressor aircraft by the United States Navy. The F-16 has also been procured to serve in the air forces of 25 other nations. As of 2015, it is the second most common currently operational military aircraft in the world.

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  • We’re giving you the BEST seat in the house to this year’s #HyundaiAirAndSeaShow where you'll get to see the incredible Blue Angels in action! Taking place right in the heart of South Beach on 13th and Ocean, gather your friends and family and get ready for the show of a lifetime. With EPIC in-air show, on-beach surprises and so much more, trust us when we say you do not want to miss this. We’ll see you this Memorial Day Weekend, May 25th and 26th, 2019. Tickets available, soon! ✈️🇺🇸 #USASalute

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  • Miami Beach! We're excited to be bringing you the National Salute to America's Heroes Presented by Hyundai Air & Sea Show & Music Explosion THIS Memorial Day Weekend! Join us on 13th and ocean for a weekend full of family fun, major high-flying action and so much more on May 25th and 26th, 2019. Tickets available, soon! ✈️🇺🇸

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  • We’re proud to be partnering with our friends at @hyundaiusa for another spectacular year at the #HyundaiAirAndSeaShow! Ride in style to the most thrilling family friendly event of the year, taking place this #MMW on 13th and Ocean Drive. Tickets available, soon! ✈️🇺🇸 #USASalute

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