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Airframe Details for F-16 #81-0821




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Aircraft: : 81-0821
LM Aero T/V 62-90
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 81821
F-16B Block 15H
Current USAF AAFG0500
F-16B Block 15H
Status [sto]
DCC was Richard Davis in 1986-1987


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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
08 Jul 1983 [act] 81821 F-16B Block 15H
26 Jul 1983 [act] 81821 USAF 614 TFS 'TJ' F-16B Block 15H "El Suerte Diablo"
Oct 1988 [act] 81821 USAF 31 TFW 'HS' F-16B Block 15H
Mar 1989 [act] 81821 USAF 93 TFS 'FM' F-16B Block 15H
01 Feb 1992 [act] 81821 USAF 93 FS 'FM' F-16B Block 15H "City of Coral Gables"
12 Dec 1995 [sto] AAFG0340 USAF AMARC F-16B Block 15H
Aug 1996 [act] 81821 USAF 148 FS F-16B Block 15H
25 Sep 2003 [msh] 81821 USAF 148 FS 'AZ' F-16B Block 15H AIB Report
The aircraft was damaged but repairable after hitting three power lines and destructing 10 power poles during a straight-in simulated flame-out approach (SFO) at Libby Army Airfield, Arizona. Both the instructor pilot and the student were unhurt, but the aircraft suffered some damage to the engine inlet, port strake, ram air diverter, nose gear, leading edge flap, flaperon, port horizontal stabilator and port speed brake. Cause of the incident was reported as lack of sufficient situational awareness by the instructor pilot.
Unknown [act] 81821 USAF 148 FS 'AZ' F-16B Block 15H
10 Dec 2004 [sto] AAFG0500 USAF AMARC 'AZ' F-16B Block 15H

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MSgt. Richard Davis

Crew Chief Profile
614th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Lucky Devils" , 1984 - 1987
When first assigned, this jet was the flying CANX aircraft. We'd put it together, fly it TDY and first code 3 - it was K-ball for rest of the tdy. Around 1986, when flying hours started getting monitored much closer, it was about 300 hrs behind the rest of the squadron. Next thing I knew, it was the 16AF flagship (yes a 2 seater flagship because Gen Baker was too old to fly alone). Flew its but off for about a year straight. I got my incentive ride in it in late 1986. Good jet


Abbreviations and symbols:
[act] Active [i/a] Instructional Airframe [sto] Stored (e.g. at AMARG)
[cld] Cancelled Order [msh] Involved in Mishap [w/o] Write-off
[con] Converted [o/o] On Order
[des] Destroyed (drone) [pre] Preserved (museum, gateguard) T/V LM Aero Type/Version (Construction) number
[emb] Embargoed [scr] Scrapped Photo Available



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