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A European F-16 Fighter jet leads a formation during an air policing mission over the Baltics.

Turkey is flying US-made F-16s to test a top Russian air defense system as Trump keeps getting sidelined by the US ally

"Erdoğan is thumbing his nose at Trump, the US [and] NATO, and crossing another red line," Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen said.
A militia member with a banner reading "No More Trump Venezuela" at an anti-Trump demonstration in Caracas, August 10, 2019.

The US and Russia, and their fighter jets, are looming over Venezuela’s latest dispute

The US and Russia both want influence in Latin America, and they've put military hardware on offer to bolster their relationships there.

An F-16 fighter pilot is stuck dangling from a live electricity line after a crash in France

The Belgian Air Force tweeted: "One of our F16's crashed near Lorient in France. The pilots left the plane using their ejectable seats."

It’s the US Air Force’s 72nd birthday — here are 33 photos of it doing what it does best

With 72 years of experience, the aircraft and airmen of US Air Force can be found all over the world, doing all sorts of things.
A view of the wreckage from an F-16 crash at a warehouse near the March Air Reserve Base in Southern California on May 16, 2019.

An F-16 fighter jet carrying munitions crashed into a warehouse in Southern California

The warehouse's sprinkler system was activated. It poured water at the scene of the crash.
An Indian MiG-21 Bison.

The US is dumping cold water on India’s claim it shot down a Pakistani F-16

In a blow to India's narrative about an aerial dogfight with Pakistan in February, it looks as if India may not have gotten the kill it claimed.
Taiwanese air force F-16 fighters during the annual Han Kuang military exercise at Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, July 4, 2015.

Trump is reportedly ready to sell dozens of new fighter jets to Taiwan, and China is already furious

The Trump administration is reportedly ready to sell Taiwan 60 new, more capable F-16 fighter jets, and China is really not happy about it.
Military officials salute as a B-2 bomber flies overhead.

US Air Force planes can be rented for as little as $917 an hour — here’s how much bombers, fighters, and cargo planes go for

The Air Force has a plane for every mission, and with enough cash, those bombers, fighter jets, and massive cargo planes are available for a joyride.
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon utilizes its afterburner during the 2017 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 11, 2017.

An F-16 fighter jet made a California highway patrolman’s radar go bonkers with a high-speed flyby

There were no cars on the road, but the patrolman's radar was apparently "going crazy." His radar was going in and out, at one point reading 250 mph.
A rendering of what the new paint scheme will look like on the F-16.

A US Air Force F-16 painted like Russia’s Su-57 could give the US a major combat advantage

The jet with Russia's "digital shark" paint scheme will soon simulate air combat against US fighters like F-15s, F-22s, and F-35s.