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Airframe Details for F-16 #90-0809




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Aircraft: : 90-0809
LM Aero T/V CC-9
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 90809
F-16C Block 52A
Current USAF 90809
F-16C Block 52A
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
29 Oct 1992 [act] 90809 F-16C Block 52A
Dec 1992 [act] 90809 USAF 422 TES 'WA' F-16C Block 52A
Feb 1997 [act] 90809 USAF 422 TES 'OT' F-16C Block 52A
Oct 1999 [act] 90809 USAF 422 TES 'OT' F-16C Block 52A
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 53 TEG
08 Aug 2000 [msh] 90809 USAF 422 TES 'OT' F-16C Block 52A AIB Report
Mid-air collision with another F-16C (88-0542) from the same squadron. The aircraft, piloted by Major Brandon Sweat, landed safely with minor damage. It was about 17:00 hours near Morman Mesa, which is 50 miles northeast of Nellis. The aircraft were part of a four ship formation. The aircraft was repaired and first noticed in service by August 2001 at Nellis AFB as a detachment from Eglin AFB.
Oct 2004 [act] 90809 USAF 422 TES 'OT' F-16C Block 52A
Jun 2005 [msh] 90809 USAF 422 TES 'OT' F-16C Block 52A
Chalks wash out on F-16C #90-0809 during storm and the aircraft rolled into F-16C #91-0374 causing wing tip missile to puncture 374 right under nose.
Jul 2005 [act] 90809 USAF 422 TES 'OT' F-16C Block 52A

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Amn. Paul Reschan

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422nd Test & Evaluation Squadron "Green Bats" , 2007 -
first jet to crew honor first jet is also first block 52 in the usaf

TSgt. Adam Zimmerman

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422nd Test & Evaluation Squadron "Green Bats" , 1996 - 1997
While the gun was at backshop I took the gunport home over the weekend and stripped and shined it up. That only lasted about 2 months. Pilots were complaining that when they climbed into a bank they kept getting "shot" at because of the shine. Became DCC for the first time on F-16's here.

SSgt. Joshua Larkin

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422nd Test & Evaluation Squadron "Green Bats" , 2003 - 2004
I enjoyed being upgraded to a Block 52. But this one had issues. It spit a rivet out of the flame holder every flight. It has a bent wing (go to Nellis and look at the station 1 and 9 launchers, the left one doesn't hang as low as it should). It had been in a mid-air collision and had even replaced the left wing, but either the one they got from depot wasn't straight, or the frame is messed up. I spent months trying to trouble shoot an "uncommanded roll", because a pilot wasn't paying attention when he was approaching mach and got scared when he noticed he was upside down. After replacing stab bearings, flap seals, and everything else that wouldn't do any good to change (and ignoring the bent wing stairing them in the face), they just told the pilots to trim it out. Thanks. Good jet other than that.

TSgt. Robert Parsons

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422nd Test & Evaluation Squadron "Green Bats" , -

MSgt. Steve Woolf

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422nd Test & Evaluation Squadron "Green Bats" , 1992 - 1994
Had the honor of being the first crew chief on first operational (not test) Blk 52


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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