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Airframe Details for F-16 #78-0061

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Aircraft: : 78-0061
LM Aero T/V 61-57
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 78061
F-16A Block 5
Current USAF 78061
F-16A Block 5
Status [pre]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
21 Mar 1980 [act] 78061 F-16A Block 5
25 Mar 1980 [act] 78061 USAF 61 TFTS 'MC' F-16A Block 5
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 61 TFTS
Unknown [act] 78061 USAF 61 TFTS 'MC' F-16A Block 5
Unknown [act] 78061 USAF 63 TFTS 'MC' F-16A Block 5
Oct 1988 [act] 78061 USAF 160 TFS 'AL' F-16A Block 5
15 Mar 1992 [act] 78061 USAF 160 FS 'AL' F-16A Block 5
May 1994 [i/a] 78061 'AL' F-16A Block 5
Dannelly Field, Alabama (BDR)
Oct 2000 [i/a] 78061 'AL' F-16A Block 5
Located at Ft. McClellan, Anniston Alabama ARNG training site. Aircraft may never have made it to display.
Apr 2008 [i/a] 78061 F-16A Block 5
Assigned civil registry N324DC, but is not in flying condition.
10 Oct 2008 [i/a] 78061 F-16A Block 5
Transported to Highland Home School, Alabama on October 10, 2008 for display.
23 Nov 2008 [pre] 78061 F-16A Block 5
The High School football team, named "Highland Home Flying Squadron," wanted an aircraft to display on campus as a mascot and they acquired an F-16 that was donated to them. Aircraft was officially dedicated on November 23, 2008.

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CMSgt. Gary Martin

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61st Fighter Squadron "Top Dogs" , 1980 - 1982
Flagship for 61st TFTS, Major Mike Ryan was the Squadron Commander, went on to become USAF Chief of Staff

MSgt. John Swann

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61st Fighter Squadron "Top Dogs" , 1987 - 1989

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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