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 SSgt. Michael "Gonzo" Gonzalez

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Name SSgt. Michael Gonzalez
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Unit 14th Fighter Squadron "Samurais"
Crewing F-16s from 2004 until 2009
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Hill AFB- 388 AMXS, 421 AMU 4/2004- 5/2005
Kunsan AFB- 8 AMXS, 35th AMU 6/2005- 6/2006
Misawa AFB- 35 AMXS, 14 AMU 7/2006-7/2008
Eglin AFB- 46 AMXS, BLUE AMU 8/2008-7/2009

Separated 7/2009

Deployments

OIF AUG 2004-JAN 2005 421 FS
OIF JAN 2007-JUN 2007 14 FS

My Jets & Assignments

88485 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 421st Fighter Squadron "Black Widows" [Unit History]
Period 2004 - 2005
Current: 88485  USAF 175 FS F-16C Block 40 [act]
NORDIE THE WAR HORSE- Solid Jet- Right wing tank was slow to feed when I was first assigned to it. Impounded twice for repeat/recur. Changed a tank, did an engine run everyday for a month. Turns out fuel shop CANN'd a bad FFP. They put in a new one in and she flew like a champ afterwards. Had a cabin pressure problem when she first got to Iraq in '04 but once the cabin pressure regulator was changed she was a code 1 machine. Flew 500+ hours on that deployment. Nordie had the mysterious B system steals from A system problem.
89058 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 35th Fighter Squadron "Pantons" [Unit History]
Period 2005 - 2005
Current: 89058  USAF 35 FS F-16C Block 40 [act]
I didn't crew this jet for very long or give it much attention.
88515 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 35th Fighter Squadron "Pantons" [Unit History]
Period 2005 - 2006
Current: 88515  USAF 35 FS F-16C Block 40 [act]
Good jet. Leaky engine but flew great otherwise.
90838 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 14th Fighter Squadron "Samurais" [Unit History]
Period 2006 - 2007
Current: 90838  USAF 13 FS F-16D Block 50 [act]
I hate D models.
91346 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 14th Fighter Squadron "Samurais" [Unit History]
Period 2007 - 2008
Current: 91346  USAF 14 FS F-16C Block 50 [act]
This jet was one of a handful of block 50s that came from Cannon to Misawa late in 2007 when they shut down the 27 FW. This was the first aircraft that I was DCC of. I cleaned her up real nice and she flew great for the short time I had her.
98004 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 85th Test & Evaluation Squadron "Skulls" [Unit History]
Period 2008 - 2009
Current: 98004  USAF 85 TES F-16C Block 50 [act]
Pretty new jet. It never gave me problems. Took it to phase and the left stab box was corroded. I guess that didn't turn out too well, Harp. Stab bearing changes were a nightmare after that TCTO dropped.

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