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Airframe Details for F-16 #89-2009

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Aircraft: : 89-2009
LM Aero T/V 1C-162
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 89009
F-16C Block 40E
Current USAF 89009
F-16C Block 40E
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
29 Jun 1990 [act] 89009 F-16C Block 40E
Apr 1991 [act] 89009 USAF 70 TFS 'MY' F-16C Block 40E
Delivered late and may have been being prepared to go to the 50th TFW.
01 Oct 1991 [act] 89009 USAF 70 FS 'MY' F-16C Block 40E
Nov 1993 [act] 89009 USAF 526 FS 'RS' F-16C Block 40E
28 Feb 1994 [act] 89009 USAF 526 FS 'RS' F-16C Block 40E
Special characteristics:
  • Mission Marks
Scored one kill of a Yugoslav Galeb with an AIM-9M over Bosnia.
May 1994 [act] 89009 USAF 555 FS 'AV' F-16C Block 40E
Unknown [act] 89009 USAF 510 FS 'AV' F-16C Block 40E
Special characteristics:
  • Mission Marks
Marked with a kill star.

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SrA. Scott Kinnison

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555th Fighter Squadron "Triple Nickel" , 1996 - 1997

MSgt. Anthony Sprufera

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70th Fighter Squadron "White Knights" , -

SSgt. Ryan Alfke

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555th Fighter Squadron "Triple Nickel" , 1999 - 2003
This was my favorite jet at Aviano. I was second wipe for Chip Underwood. I kept it clean all the time and it never had any major problems. It was one of two jets at aviano to get an engine with LSP blades. I was pretty pissed when the Nickel gave it up to the Buzzards for some reason.

TSgt. Mark Eastty

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526th Fighter Squadron "Black Knights" , 1993 - 1994

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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Errors and Omissions

Sep 14, 2015 - 06:32 PM
wing jet

89-2009 is the 31 FW jet

Jul 16, 2016 - 10:45 AM
89 2009

seen at Aviano on 2016/07/14 as FW31, green and violet stripe on the tail, but no inscription for Buzzards or Triple Nickel.

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