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Airframe Details for F-16 #78-0017

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Aircraft: : 78-0017
LM Aero T/V 61-23
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 78017
F-16A Block 1
Current USAF AAFG0206
F-16A Block 1
Status [sto]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
27 Aug 1979 [act] 78017 F-16A Block 1
28 Aug 1979 [act] 78017 USAF 16 TFTS 'HL' F-16A Block 1
Jul 1983 [act] 78017 USAF 311 TFTS 'LF' F-16A Block 1
Dec 1985 [act] 78017 USAF 310 TFTS 'LF' F-16A Block 1
Jan 1987 [act] 78017 USAF 63 TFTS 'MC' F-16A Block 1
Oct 1988 [act] 78017 USAF 127 TFTS F-16A Block 1
Apr 1993 [act] 78017 USAF 107 FS 'MI' F-16A Block 1
11 Aug 1994 [sto] AAFG0206 USAF AMARC 'MI' F-16A Block 1

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MSgt. Joe Chew

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16th TFTS , 1979 - 1983
First F-16 with my name on the canopy rail. Then Captain Sergio Del Hoyo was my pilot. I loved my jet and my job. The unit was the 16th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron (TFTS) and not the 16th TFS as identified above. Great people, and an exciting time as the Viper was new to the USAF. It was great to be a young airman crewing a new jet. Would do it again in a flash.

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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