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Airframe Details for F-16 #78-0090

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Aircraft: : 78-0090
LM Aero T/V 62-16
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 78090
F-16B Block 1
Current USAF 78090
F-16B Block 1
Status [scr]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
13 Jul 1979 [act] 78090 F-16B Block 1
14 Jul 1979 [act] 78090 USAF 16 TFTS 'HL' F-16B Block 1
Jul 1983 [act] 78090 USAF 311 TFTS 'LF' F-16B Block 1
Apr 1991 [act] 78090 USAF 3247 TS 'ET' F-16B Block 1
01 Oct 1991 [act] 78090 USAF 40 TS 'ET' F-16B Block 1
Aug 1993 [act] 78090 USAF 416 FTS 'ED' F-16B Block 1
May 1997 [i/a] 78090 'ED' F-16B Block 1
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 412 LG
Hill AFB, Utah (BDR)
Aug 2011 [scr] 78090 'ED' F-16B Block 1

Crew Chief Comments

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MSgt. Danny McClain

Crew Chief Profile
N/A , 1980 - 1982
I started out in the EMS phase dock and when I got my assignment to Kunsan in June of 1981 I went to the flightline to get qualified prior to going the the KUN, and I was assigned this acft on day shift.

Sgt. Robert McManus

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311th Fighter Squadron "Sidewinders" , 1986 - 1989
78-0090 was my first and only airframe as an ACC. Worked with Rick Enfield, Davis Bechtold and SSgt 'Smitty' Smith (can't for the life of me remember his first name). Merwin and Roach trained me up when I got to the line prior to ACC on 90. Those were great days working days or swings. Great group of maintainers. Still can remember riding around with Gary Maze trying to sleep one off begging him to make sure I didn't have spare out that day.

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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