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Airframe Details for F-16 #78-0097

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Aircraft: : 78-0097
LM Aero T/V 62-23
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 78097
F-16B Block 1
Current USAF 78097
F-16B Block 1
Status [des]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
25 Sep 1979 [act] 78097 F-16B Block 1
26 Sep 1979 [act] 78097 USAF 34 TFS 'HL' F-16B Block 1
Jul 1983 [act] 78097 USAF 310 TFTS 'LF' F-16B Block 1
Mar 1989 [act] 78097 USAF 311 TFTS 'LF' F-16B Block 1
Apr 1991 [act] 78097 USAF 3247 TS 'ET' F-16B Block 1
01 Oct 1991 [act] 78097 USAF 39 FLTS 'ET' F-16B Block 1
Mar 1999 [act] 78097 USAF 39 FLTS 'ET' F-16B Block 1
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 39 FTS
Dec 1999 [act] 78097 USAF 40 FLTS 'ET' F-16B Block 1
Oct 2000 [i/a] 78097 'ET' F-16B Block 1
Located at Eglin AFB, Florida.
Apr 2002 [i/a] 78097 'ET' F-16B Block 1
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 40 FTS
Located at Eglin AFB, Florida for weapons load practice and is a can jet.
19 Aug 2010 [des] 78097 F-16B Block 1 News Article
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 40 FTS
Static test of the flight termination system to be used in the QF-16. The test was conducted by the 780th Test Squadron and overseen by the QF-16 special program office.

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SSgt. Rob Cartia

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39th Flight Test Squadron , -
My supervisor, Jack Pfiester, was a perfectionist and demanded excellence from me. His vision was for me to be better as compared to all the airmen I arrived with. He would constantly cut my safety wire so I would do the task quicker.

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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