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Airframe Details for F-16 #82-0986

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Aircraft: : 82-0986
LM Aero T/V 61-579
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 82986
F-16A Block 15M
Current USAF QF-003
QF-16A Block 15M
Status [des]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
27 Jan 1984 [act] 82986 F-16A Block 15M
Mar 1984 [act] 82986 USAF 401 TFW 'TJ' F-16A Block 15M
Apr 1988 [act] 82986 USAF 309 TFS 'HS' F-16A Block 15M
Mar 1991 [act] 82986 USAF 170 TFS 'SI' F-16A Block 15M
15 Mar 1992 [act] 82986 USAF 170 FS 'SI' F-16A Block 15M
17 Oct 1994 [sto] AAFG0254 USAF AMARC F-16A Block 15M
12 May 2010 [con] 82986 QF-16A Block 15M
Sent to Boeing at Cecil Field, Florida to develop the QF-16.
Sep 2013 [act] QF-003 USAF 82 ATRS QF-16A Block 15M
21 Jun 2018 [des] QF-003 USAF 82 ATRS QF-16A Block 15M
By an AIM-9X fired by an F-35. Total sorties: 6.

Crew Chief Comments

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SrA. Jeff Kasaras

Crew Chief Profile
309th Fighter Squadron "Wild Ducks" , 1990 - 1992
The 309th then was the 309th TFS "wild ducks", Homestead AFB, Fl. It was my first assignment. We converted to Block 40 C/D's about a year after I got there. We were in an older, beat up building that was a real maintenance building, a good place to work until a new 309th building was made and we moved into it. From there it sucked, the Captain in charge cared more for the building and it's cleanliness than anything else. I was glad to have been sent to the 307th when it stood up. I enjoyed the work in the "old days" when we had a DCM and we were AGS, not part of the fighter squadrons.

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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