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Airframe Details for F-16 #78-0089




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Aircraft: : 78-0089
LM Aero T/V 62-15
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 78089
F-16B Block 1
Current USAF 78089
F-16B Block 1
Status [pre]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
13 Jul 1979 [act] 78089 F-16B Block 1
14 Jul 1979 [act] 78089 USAF 16 TFTS 'HL' F-16B Block 1
Aircraft was stripped of unit markings and used for the 1980 Farnborough air show with special wing tip mounted smokers.
Oct 1983 [act] 78089 USAF 310 TFTS 'LF' F-16B Block 1
Dec 1989 [act] 78089 USAF 311 TFTS 'LF' F-16B Block 1
Nov 1992 [act] 78089 USAF 416 TS 'ED' F-16B Block 1
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 412 OG
Painted a red and white paint scheme.
Mar 2004 [i/a] 78089 USAF 82 TRW 'ED' F-16B Block 1

Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 412 OG
Kept its a red and white paint scheme for several years before being painted grey. Ground instructional airframe at Sheppard AFB as a GF-16. During June of 2011 the aircraft began preparation for transfer for museum display. Wings were removed and placed on a transport trailer to be moved.
Sep 2011 [pre] 78089 F-16B Block 1
Preserved at the Estrella Warbirds Museum, Paso Robles, California as an outdoor static display. Was quickly put on display still in the Sheppard AFB markings.

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Mr. Vince Bayne

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N/A , 1991 - 1992

TSgt Todd Jobst

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416th Flight Test Squadron , 1996 - 1999

MSgt. Corey Wade

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311th Fighter Squadron "Sidewinders" , 1989 - 1990
At the time we had the oldest jets in the fleet. My first jet, 0089 (block 10, B model), the right LEF underwing caught on fire during a maintenance run on dayshift. The crew chief running it turned on SMS (wasn't suppose to), and the weapons sys wiring harness caught fire. It was put out by an Avionics specialist. The entire wiring harness in the LEF was charred. Worked with a great bunch of people at the 311th.


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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