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Airframe Details for F-16 #78-0066

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Aircraft: : 78-0066
LM Aero T/V 61-62
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 78066
F-16A Block 5
Current USAF 78066
F-16A Block 5
Status [pre]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
28 Mar 1980 [act] 78066 F-16A Block 5
01 Apr 1980 [act] 78066 USAF 16 TFTS 'HL' F-16A Block 5
Dec 1982 [act] 78066 USAF 4 TFS 'HL' F-16A Block 5
Feb 1984 [act] 78066 USAF 466 TFS 'HI' F-16A Block 5
Marked: 'Gunsmoke 85, World Champions' on base of tail.
01 Feb 1992 [act] 78066 USAF 466 FS 'HI' F-16A Block 5
Apr 1994 [i/a] 78066 F-16A Block 5
At Hill AFB, Utah.
Oct 1997 [i/a] 78066 F-16A Block 5
Tinker AFB, Oklahoma
Jul 2001 [pre] 78066 F-16A Block 5 "Dustys Rocket"
McConnell AFB, Kansas

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TSgt. Paul Whynot

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421st Fighter Squadron "Black Widows" , -

MSgt. Bob Taycher

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4th Fighter Squadron "Fightin' Fuujins" , 1979 - 1981
Had the pleasure of crewing 78-066 straight from the factory (aaaaaaaahhhhhhh that new aircraft smell). Lots of great TDYS one of the best was getting stranded in San Diego, we went there to get away from the fog that had settled in the Valley for a long time.

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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