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 SSgt. David Gosselin

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Name SSgt. David Gosselin
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Unit 1st Wing "Falcon"
Crewing F-16s from 1979 until 1982
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388TFW, Hill AFB, UT. After three years there I cross trained out of aircraft mechanics in 1982 into radio maintenance, an attempt to get out of TAC which didn't work. Separated from USAF in 1990.

Deployments

Bright Star '82. Cairo Egypt. I was on the advanced support team, we were sent ahead to meet the aircraft, 4 A and 4 B models, to Langley, VA where they parked over night before the hop across the pond, while the rest of the support group made their trip to Cairo to prepare for the A/Cs arrival.

After the initial 2 weeks the A models went home. The B models remained under classified orders. During that time there were not enough pilots to fly 4 sorties a day, so they were giving incentive flights, they had to have a body in the back seat. Just days before my return stateside I was given a ride in my A/C.

That was the one and only deployment made during my time with the F16.

My Jets & Assignments

78107 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 388th Fighter Wing [Unit History]
Period 1979 - 1982
Current: 78107   F-16B Block 5 [pre]
Originally trained to crew F4s so I would have a 5 level upon arrival. Those were on the way out and I did not work on them. Shortly after arriving at Hill AFB I was put into F16 training.

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