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Airframe Details for F-16 #84-1217




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Aircraft: : 84-1217
LM Aero T/V 5C-54
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 84217
F-16C Block 25C
Current USAF AAFG0616
F-16C Block 25C
Status [sto]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
27 Jun 1985 [act] 84217 F-16C Block 25C
Jul 1985 [act] 84217 USAF 17 TFS 'SW' F-16C Block 25C
Jan 1991 [act] 84217 USAF 17 TFS 'SW' F-16C Block 25C
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
  • Unit Markings: 17 TFS/AMU
Deployment: Desert Storm

Nose art is an image of an owl, flew 39 missions in Desert Storm.
Feb 1991 [act] 84217 USAF 17 TFS 'SW' F-16C Block 25C
May 1992 [act] 84217 USAF 389 FS 'MO' F-16C Block 25C
Jun 1994 [act] 84217 USAF 62 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 25C
25 Oct 2001 [msh] 84217 USAF 62 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 25C AIB Report
Major Yarema Sos ejected while the landing gear collapsed on touch-down at Luke AFB. The aircraft came down three quarters of the way down the runway. The F-16 was caught in the turbulence of the aircraft before him and hit the ground well over the structural design limit of the aircrafts landing gear system resulting in a collapse.
26 Oct 2001 [i/a] 84217 USAF 62 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 25C
The aircraft was rebuilt by the 649th Combat Logistics Support Squadron at Hill AFB and is currently undergoing depot maintenance with an estimated return to the unit by Spring 2005. The F-16 was repaired with parts of F-16N #163571.
20 Jul 2005 [act] 84217 USAF 62 FS 'LF' F-16C Block 25C
20 Apr 2009 [sto] AAFG0616 USAF AMARC F-16C Block 25C
Some sources have this airframe being removed from AMARG in June of 2018. More info needed.

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Sgt. Kerry Poe

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17th Fighter Squadron "Hooters" , 1986 - 1989
wiped on that jet till my arms feel off

MSgt. Jonathan Ablang

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17th Fighter Squadron "Hooters" , -

MSgt. Richard Davis

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17th Fighter Squadron "Hooters" , 1987 - 1998
This jet was the Sq/CC jet. If anyone has ever seen the book by Randy Jolly named "The Real Hero's". This jet is on the title page with LTC Diehl in the seat and "Yours truly" on the ladder. I crewed this jet until we deployed for Desert Storm - it had a big problem and was down for depot a long time - when it finally flew again, Vernon Suzuki was named the DCC. I think it actually got in on the last 7 or 8 DS sorties.

MSgt. John Prudente

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62nd Fighter Squadron "Spikes" , 1994 - 1995
At the time, the aircraft with the most hours at Luke AFB (8,100); came in from one of the Guard units during the 1st round of BRAC.

MSgt. Jim Blake

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62nd Fighter Squadron "Spikes" , 1998 - 2000
Not a bad jet, had a few issues while I had it.


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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