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 TSgt. Vince "Vinnie" Lustfeldt (Ret.)

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Name TSgt. Vince Lustfeldt (Ret.)
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Unit 61st Fighter Squadron "Top Dogs"
Crewing F-16s from 1985 until 1997
Contact vinnie Send me a private message
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Started in 85 at MacDill in the 62nd then went to the Kun, Juvats in 90. Back to MacDill in 91 but to the 61st, a great place. In 93 they closed down F-16 operations and I went to Moody to the 308th then we merged into the 68th, Vay is right , the worst squadron ever. During that time I had a botched eye surgery that eventually led to my retirement in 97. This site is about as close to the USAF as I get now. Work on Cadillac's and Nissan's now.

Current or Favourite assignment

Lot's of good, fun people for the most part. working 4 hour days during the shutdown.

Deployments

Top Gun, GD factory, OSW

My Jets & Assignments

78062 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 62nd Fighter Squadron "Spikes" [Unit History]
Period -
Current: 78062   F-16A Block 5 [i/a]
Shot itself with a slow round, had a dent in side of cockpit. Squadron jet

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87363 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 62nd Fighter Squadron "Spikes" [Unit History]
Period -
Current: 87363  USAF 62 TFTS F-16D Block 30 [w/o]
Watched it crash, 2 IP's during an SFO approach.
87278 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 62nd Fighter Squadron "Spikes" [Unit History]
Period -
Current: 87278  USAF 176 FS F-16C Block 30 [act]
86353 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 80th Fighter Squadron "Juvats" [Unit History]
Period 1990 - 1991
Current: 86353  USAF 182 FS F-16C Block 30 [act]
Best jet I ever had, until it was the Cann jet.
87339 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 61st Fighter Squadron "Top Dogs" [Unit History]
Period -
Current: 87339  USAF 182 FS F-16C Block 30 [act]
Test jet for GE 129 motor, love the Blk 30's
90799 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 68th Fighter Squadron "Lightning Lancers" [Unit History]
Period -
Current: 90799  USAF 85 TES F-16D Block 40 [act]
Just one of many, I do not like the Blk 40's

Visitor Comments

Anonymous, Jan 27, 2007 - 03:39 AM

Vinnie I remember watching 363 crash while I was at EOR

Need a Nissan with my F-16
Jose Garden, Apr 04, 2007 - 11:31 PM

Hey Vince, It;s Jose from the 62nd Creww chief of the fabulous aircraft 80-529 in MacDill. Was going through the list of crew chief and I reconized your name. How are you? I'm still in touch with Louie Cardenas. Haven't heard from John Skalski. Hope you're doing well. Joe

Hey Vinnie
slidetbone, Nov 09, 2008 - 06:28 PM

Hey it's Charlie Ortiz, weapons 3 man from Jim Brown's crew. The Gun Barrel playing guy. I remember this day as clear as if it was yesterday. We redballed to EOR and got stopped by Hot Pits. Remember it scared the crap out of the EOR guys there. Hope all is well with you!

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