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 SMSgt. Brian "Seadog" Seabury (Ret.)

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Name SMSgt. Brian Seabury (Ret.)
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Unit 425th Fighter Squadron "Black Widows"
Crewing F-16s from 1981 until 1992
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I started working on the F-16 in 1981 at Kunsan AB, ROK. Up to that point I had only seen pictures of the F-16. I continue to work them to this day.

My Jets & Assignments

80537 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 35th Fighter Squadron "Pantons" [Unit History]
Period 1981 - 1982
Current: 80537   F-16A Block 10 [i/a]
this was the first F-16 that I was the crew chief on. It was a great flyer but pilots did not like to fly it as it did not have a VTR. Instead it had an ASIP Flight Data recorder where the VTR was located.
78081 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 310th Fighter Squadron "Tophats" [Unit History]
Period 1982 - 1985
Current: 78081   F-16B Block 1 [scr]
This was the first assigned F-16 to the 58th TTW. I was lucky enough to go to Hill AFB, UT for the acceptance. I flew in the back seat with the Wing Commander, Col. Malcolm F. Bolton on Dec 6, 1982. It was the best F-16 I ever crewed.
82902 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 614th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Lucky Devils" [Unit History]
Period 1985 - 1989
Current: AAFG0526  USAF AMARC F-16A Block 15 [sto]
Never dare your squadron maintenance officer. I came from Luke to Torrejon AB, SP. A few days after being in the 614th AMU, I told the Capt. Lourdes Covas, I could make the worst aircraft we had the best. So she assigned me to 902. It had a history of the worst radar system in the squadron. I worked with the AA folks and we turned the jet around.
80537 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 72nd Fighter Squadron "Falcons" [Unit History]
Period 1989 - 1992
Current: 80537   F-16A Block 10 [i/a]
Reassigned to MacDill it was awesome to step out of my new squadron and the first aircraft I saw was 537. We kept it until we did the first of three transfers.
Other aircraft/assignments 1977 - 1981 15 TRS - RF4C
1976 - 1977 436 TFTS - AT-38B

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