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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0246




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Aircraft: : 87-0246
LM Aero T/V 5C-507
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87246
F-16C Block 30F
Current USAF 87246
F-16C Block 30F
Status [act]
On April 1st, 2005 SrA Zach "Wildcat" Skrede was assigned to this aircraft as dedicated crew chief.


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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
21 Jul 1988 [act] 87246 F-16C Block 30F
Aug 1988 [act] 87246 USAF 614 TFS 'TJ' F-16C Block 30F
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 614 TFS/AMU
Nov 1990 [act] 87246 USAF 614 TFS 'TJ' F-16C Block 30F
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 614 TFS/AMU
Deployment: Desert Storm

Flew 54 missions in Desert Storm.
03 Jan 1992 [act] 87246 USAF 120 TFS 'CO' F-16C Block 30F
15 Mar 1992 [act] 87246 USAF 120 FS 'CO' F-16C Block 30F
04 Dec 1993 [act] 87246 USAF 120 FS 'CO' F-16C Block 30F
Deployment: Northern Watch

01 Jan 1994 [act] 87246 USAF 120 FS 'CO' F-16C Block 30F
22 Apr 1996 [act] 87246 USAF 523 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30F
15 Mar 1998 [act] 87246 USAF 523 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30F
Deployment: Southern Watch

May 1998 [act] 87246 USAF 523 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30F
Dec 2001 [act] 87246 USAF 523 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30F
Deployment: Southern Watch

Feb 2002 [act] 87246 USAF 523 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 30F
02 Apr 2007 [act] 87246 USAF 120 FS 'CO' F-16C Block 30F
Nov 2007 [act] 87246 USAF 120 FS 'CO' F-16C Block 30F
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

Unknown [act] 87246 USAF 120 FS 'CO' F-16C Block 30F
May 2009 [act] 87246 USAF 120 FS 'CO' F-16C Block 30F
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

Unknown [act] 87246 USAF 120 FS 'CO' F-16C Block 30F

Crew Chief Comments

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MSgt. Tommy Fabian

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140th Fighter Wing , 2007 -

TSgt. Andres Gonzalez

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523rd Fighter Squadron "Crusaders" , 2002 - 2005

MSgt. Bryan Valdez

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523rd Fighter Squadron "Crusaders" , 1996 - 2000

SMSgt. Eric Tagesen

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614th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Lucky Devils" , 1990 - 1991


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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