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Airframe Details for F-16 #86-0039




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Aircraft: : 86-0039
LM Aero T/V 5D-43
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 86039
F-16D Block 32C
Current USAF 86039
F-16D Block 32C
Status [i/a]
CC from 1989 till 1991 was TSgt. Brunstad


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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
19 Jun 1987 [act] 86039 F-16D Block 32C
20 Jun 1987 [act] 86039 USAF 57 FWW 'WA' F-16D Block 32C
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: TAWC
Apr 1989 [act] 86039 USAF 422 TES F-16D Block 32C
Apr 1991 [act] 86039 USAF 40 TS 'ET' F-16D Block 32C
Feb 1992 [act] 86039 USAF 422 TES 'OT' F-16D Block 32C
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: AWC
Jun 1994 [act] 86039 USAF 414 CTS 'WA' F-16D Block 32C
Bort number 39 and painted like the MiG-29.
Sep 2000 [act] 86039 USAF USAF ADS F-16D Block 32C
Special characteristics:
  • Display team: Thunderbirds
Thunderbird duo-seater in the 2002 - 2008 timeframe. Had number 8 attached on March 3rd, 2003 and also on April 1st, 2005. Was probably a replacement for F-16D #87-0381.
09 Feb 2010 [i/a] 86039 USAF 82 TRW F-16D Block 32C
At Sheppard AFB as a GF-16D for the crew chief school. The aircraft was to go to AMARC but Sheppard AFB was able to secure this F-16 and F-16C 87-0305. A one time flight only was granted to move the aircraft.

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MSgt. David Batterson

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USAF - Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" , 2007 - 2008
8A for 2008, backseater for a year, hell yeah! I've come full circle, my first jet was Andy"s and my current jet was Andy's, could be the last one I crew, who knows? Update....it was the last one I crewed!

SMSgt. Mike Radford

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USAF - Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" , 2001 - 2001

SMSgt. Andy Vasquez

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USAF - Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" , 2004 - 2005
Thunderbird #8 DCC/Advance Crew Chief


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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