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Airframe Details for F-16 #88-0486




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Aircraft: : 88-0486
LM Aero T/V 1C-88
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 88486
F-16C Block 40C
Current USAF 88486
F-16C Block 40C
Status [act]
Crewed by MSgt. Brandon Burnop in 1993.


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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
19 Jan 1990 [act] 88486 F-16C Block 40C
Feb 1990 [act] 88486 USAF 4 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
Nov 1990 [act] 88486 USAF 4 TFS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
Deployment: Desert Storm

01 Oct 1991 [act] 88486 USAF 4 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
Sep 1993 [act] 88486 USAF 74 FS 'FT' F-16C Block 40C
Oct 1993 [act] 88486 USAF 74 FS 'FT' F-16C Block 40C
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 23 WG
Mar 1996 [act] 88486 USAF 524 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 40C
Dec 2002 [act] 88486 USAF 524 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 40C
Deployment: Southern Watch

Mar 2003 [act] 88486 USAF 524 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 40C
Special characteristics:
  • Mission Marks
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

Wore 27 yellow mission markings from OIF. Squadron was in region for OSW when war began.
May 2003 [act] 88486 USAF 524 FS 'CC' F-16C Block 40C
Jul 2007 [act] 88486 USAF 4 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
08 Sep 2011 [msh] 88486 USAF 4 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
A storm hit Nellis AFB, Nevada on September 8, 2011 at just after 5pm causing a row of aircraft sunshelters to fall striking aircraft and injuring airman. In total eleven F-16s including this one and two A-10s were damaged. Aircraft was quickly repaired.
Oct 2011 [act] 88486 USAF 4 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
Oct 2014 [act] 88486 USAF 4 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
Deployment: Enduring Freedom

01 May 2015 [act] 88486 USAF 4 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40C
Jun 2016 [act] 88486 USAF 57 FW 'WA' F-16C Block 40C
Earmarked for the activation of the 24th TASS and still in the markings of the 4th Fighter Squadron.
01 Aug 2016 [act] 88486 USAF 24 TASS 'WA' F-16C Block 40C
Feb 2017 [act] 88486 USAF 24 TASS 'WA' F-16C Block 40C
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 57 OG

Crew Chief Comments

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TSgt. Johnny Legg

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524th Fighter Squadron "Hounds" , 1999 - 2001

SrA. Shawn Squires

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74th Fighter Squadron "Flying Tigers" , 1995 - 1996
23 Wing Jet

MSgt. Ken McPherson

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524th Fighter Squadron "Hounds" , 1996 - 1999

MSgt. James Riddle

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74th Fighter Squadron "Flying Tigers" , 1993 - 1994
And they made this one a flagship?


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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