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Airframe Details for F-16 #86-0303




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Aircraft: : 86-0303
LM Aero T/V 5C-409
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 86303
F-16C Block 30D
Current USAF 86303
F-16C Block 30D
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
08 Jan 1988 [act] 86303 F-16C Block 30D
Feb 1988 [act] 86303 USAF 612 TFS 'TJ' F-16C Block 30D
Mar 1992 [act] 86303 USAF 526 FS 'RS' F-16C Block 30D
Apr 1994 [act] 86303 USAF 466 FS 'HI' F-16C Block 30D
Jul 1996 [act] 86303 USAF 523 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30D
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 523 FS
15 Mar 1998 [act] 86303 USAF 523 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30D
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 523 FS
Deployment: Southern Watch

May 1998 [act] 86303 USAF 523 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30D
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 523 FS
Dec 2001 [act] 86303 USAF 523 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30D
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 523 FS
Deployment: Southern Watch

~ HOME SOON - Love Daddy ~ was written in chalk with large letters across the wings in February 2002 just before returning home.
Feb 2002 [act] 86303 USAF 523 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30D
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 523 FS
May 2007 [act] 86303 USAF 124 FS 'IA' F-16C Block 30D
Sep 2013 [act] 86303 USAF 119 FS 'AC' F-16C Block 30D

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SSgt. Jon Paone

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177th Fighter Wing , -

TSgt. Scott Grabham

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523rd Fighter Squadron "Crusaders" , 1997 - 2001
Sq. Flagship

SSgt. Jeffrey Martell

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523rd Fighter Squadron "Crusaders" , 2001 - 2004
the greatest flagship ever

SSgt. Matt Snider

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523rd Fighter Squadron "Crusaders" , 1999 - 2004
Commanders jet that I couldn't do anything on to make it look like one. No chrome, no polish, nothing due to a sorry SMO

MSgt. Kelly Crouse

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523rd Fighter Squadron "Crusaders" , 2001 - 2002
Was assigned as the DCC after Grab was reassigned. I still have the photo's from PSAB in 2002.


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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