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Airframe Details for F-16 #79-0311




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Aircraft: : 79-0311
LM Aero T/V 61-96
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 79311
F-16A Block 10
Current USAF AAFG0326
F-16A Block 10
Status [sto]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
31 Jul 1980 [act] 79311 F-16A Block 10
04 Aug 1980 [act] 79311 USAF 421 TFS 'HL' F-16A Block 10
Aug 1984 [act] 79311 USAF 311 TFTS 'LF' F-16A Block 10
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 311 TFTS
Oct 1991 [act] 79311 USAF 6516 TS 'ED' F-16A Block 10
Nov 1992 [act] 79311 USAF 416 FTS 'ED' F-16A Block 10
In early 1995 this aircraft wore markings on the nose gear door "Viper Air Demo" with a silouette of an F-16 in the verticle.
06 Jul 1995 [sto] AAFG0326 USAF AMARC 'ED' F-16A Block 10

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SMSgt. Jerry Shank

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311th Fighter Squadron "Sidewinders" , -

MSgt. Gregory Fielding

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311th Fighter Squadron "Sidewinders" , 1985 - 1987
79-311 was my second assigned aircraft, as Assistant DCC. It was the squadron "star child" flagship. My DCC was SSgt Roger Merrick. We won/awarded 3 each 5-star competitions with this pretty bird!!

SSgt. Joni Kelsey

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311th Fighter Squadron "Sidewinders" , 1983 - 1991
SHE ATE A HAWK ON TAKE-OFF AND PIECES OF THE MOTOR WENT DOWN I BELIEVE ACFT 78000005 INTAKE AND TORE UP BLADES ON THAT JET. THE PILOT GOT AN AWARD FOR SAVING THE JET. IT WAS AUGUST IN ARIZONA. CLEANING DEAD BIRD IN 100 DEG PLUS :(. BUT WOULDNT HAVE GIVEN THE JOB OF A DCC ON VIPER UP FOR ANYTHING IN THE WORLD!

Sgt. Kevin Kinslow

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311th Fighter Squadron "Sidewinders" , 1987 - 1990


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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