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Airframe Details for F-16 #98-0004




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Aircraft: : 98-0004
LM Aero T/V CC-215
Plant LM Aero
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 98004
F-16C Block 50D
Current USAF 98004
F-16C Block 50D
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
Unknown [act] 98004 F-16C Block 50D
May 2001 [act] 98004 USAF 85 TES F-16C Block 50D
Apr 2002 [act] 98004 USAF 40 FLTS 'ET' F-16C Block 50D
Jun 2003 [act] 98004 USAF 85 TES 'OT' F-16C Block 50D
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 53 Wing
May 2006 [act] 98004 USAF 85 TES 'OT' F-16C Block 50D
Nov 2009 [act] 98004 USAF 85 TES 'OT' F-16C Block 50D
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 53 WG
Jul 2012 [act] 98004 USAF 85 TES 'OT' F-16C Block 50D
Painted in the have glass scheme.

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SSgt. Nehemiah Chambers

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85th Test & Evaluation Squadron "Skulls" , 2006 - 2007
Spent my last year here at beautiful Eglin AFB and crewed 98-0004, fantastic jet and learned a lot working the test side.

A1C. William Post

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85th Test & Evaluation Squadron "Skulls" , 2007 - 2008
My first jet balls 4 was good stuff

SSgt. KJ Washausen

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46th Test Wing , 2010 - 2011
flagship jet for the 53rd.

SrA. James Brown

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85th Test & Evaluation Squadron "Skulls" , 2011 -
Balls 4 is my 3rd jet ive been assigned to and she has been fly well!!!

SSgt. Rob Harp

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46th Test Wing , 2009 - 2010
I got this jet when I got back from Korea. I had prior experience with her and didn't like her. She was assigned to me tore apart and sold back in peices by phase and was having the stab box rebuilt by depot. I've rebuilt her and she still likes to break, but all this time I've spent working on her has made her grow on me. I love to hate her. She was picked to be the 53rd wing aircraft by Col. Gantt in June 2009. Keeps breaking, but I've been there to fix her and I've assembled a good crew to keep her flying high. Tough jet to crew, but what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger.

SSgt. Leo Oliphant

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46th Test Wing , 2011 -

MSgt. Robert Tipton

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40th Flight Test Squadron , 2001 - 2001
The first block 50 MMC F-16 we got on the ET side at Eglin.

SSgt. Michael Gonzalez

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85th Test & Evaluation Squadron "Skulls" , 2008 - 2009
Pretty new jet. It never gave me problems. Took it to phase and the left stab box was corroded. I guess that didn't turn out too well, Harp. Stab bearing changes were a nightmare after that TCTO dropped.

TSgt. Philip Clukey

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40th Flight Test Squadron , -


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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