Black Sheep reactivated

The 8th Fighter Squadron was reactivated at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, on August 4, six years after being inactivated. Known as the ‘Black Sheep’, the squadron will support training efforts as part of the 54th Fighter Group and will operate the Block 40 version of the F-16C/D. The squadron had previously flown the F-22A as part of the 49th Fighter Wing until May 13, 2011. The 54th FG is a geographically separated unit of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke AFB, Arizona. Holloman is expected to receive more than 40 F-16Cs that are being transferred from the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill AFB, Utah, as part of the USAF’s move to increase the production of fighter pilots to alleviate its current shortage.

Become a Premium Member to Read More

This is a premium article and requires an active Key.Aero subscription to view.

I’m an existing member, sign me in!

I don’t have a subscription…

Enjoy the following subscriber only benefits:

  • Unlimited access to all KeyAero content
  • Exclusive in-depth articles and analysis, videos, quizzes added daily
  • A fully searchable archive – boasting hundreds of thousands of pieces of quality aviation content
  • Access to read all our leading aviation magazines online - meaning you can enjoy the likes of FlyPast, Aeroplane Monthly, AirForces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, Aviation News, Airports of the World, PC Pilot and Airliner World - as soon as they leave the editor’s desk.
  • Access on any device- anywhere, anytime
  • Choose from our offers below