Tuesday, February 1, 2011
37th Anniversary of F-16 First Flight
February 2nd marks the 37th anniversary of the first official flight of the F-16.
YF-16 72-1567 lifted off from Edwards AFB on Feb. 2, 1974, signifying the beginning step of one of the most successful fighter aircraft ever built.
(In actuality, the first 'unofficial' flight took place on January 20, 1974, when the aircraft accidently took off during a high speed taxi run.)
Happy Birthday to the Viper!