Slow-mo video of an F-35 taking off from Luke AFB, Arizona. (Video: U.S. Air Force)
F-16 Fighting Falcon: Defender of Freedom
In 2014, the F-16 Fighting Falcon celebrates the 40th anniversary of the YF-16 prototype's official first flight. Forty years and more than 4,500 jets later, the F-16 is the world's most successful 4th Generation fighter aircraft, flown by 28 customers worldwide.