I probably learned more about my job on this F-16 then any other one, mainly because it was broke all the time or because I was stationed at Kunsan. As Bull mentioned it was high flyer in the ORI though so it performed when it counted the most. I also was on alert duty with it and it performed great. I just read it survived a crashed landing around 2009, even after the pilot ejected. It had a few nicknames, all related to having 3 sixes on the tail.
This was probably my favorite F-16 that I crewed and it was my first as a DCC. I had the best assistants. It was parked in HAS 85 at Spangdahlem which was right near Perimeter Road. I took it over when it was relatively new. It already had a discolored avionics panel on the right side that remained there until it was repainted in 1997. A few months later I moved to QA before I PCSd to Utah.
This F-16 was not the most reliable and since it was a D model it didn't get to go on some TDYs. I remember it didn't have many code 1s but it flew a lot. "Baby Flex" took over this aircraft from me when I moved on to be an expeditor then I PCSd to Korea in 2011.
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