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 SSgt. Scott "Elvis" Gandy

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Name SSgt. Scott Gandy
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Unit 33rd Fighter Squadron "Falcons"
Crewing F-16s from 1984 until 1994
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Shaw AFB- 33d AMU 1984-1989 F-16C Block 25
Kunsan AB- 35th AMU 1990-1991 Block 30
Hill AFB- 2952/649 CLSS 1991-1994 Block 1/5/15/25/30/40/50, F-4

Then offered assignment to Sheppard, with the option to say no with the condition that I got out.. Well, the SSB was the way to go..I was hired the next day by McDonnell Douglas on the MD-90 program, after that, I went to Southwest Airlines as an A&P and was there for 14 years, also worked as an Avionics Engineer for 5 years, then a Maintenance Controller for 3 and a half years, then as an Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor in Las Vegas.. No ifs, ands, or buts the best place to crew jets. Retired from SWA in 2009, now with the FAA as an inspector in SLC

Current or Favourite assignment

First operational unit with the F-16C, lots of those pilots fly for us now..
The best assignment hands down was CLSS, you do it all there, and learn many skills that you will use later on

My Jets & Assignments

83143 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 33rd Fighter Squadron "Falcons" [Unit History]
Period 1985 - 1986
Current: 83143  USAF 82 TRW F-16C Block 25 [i/a]
Brand new from the factory, jet was later assigned to Eglin AFB for ASPJ testing, now a trainer at Sheppard.. Now that'd make you feel old!! Left Shaw with the same engine it was delivered with!!
84281 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 33rd Fighter Squadron "Falcons" [Unit History]
Period 1987 - 1989
Current:   F-16C Block 25 [i/a]
Best damn jet in the fleet!! In stats that is..
86208 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 35th Fighter Squadron "Pantons" [Unit History]
Period 1990 - 1990
Current: AAFG0653  USAF AMARC F-16C Block 30 [sto]
One of the two "small mouth" jets in the 35th, what a pain in the butt when it came to engine runs, but all in all a good jet..
79419 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 649 CLSS
Period 1991 - 1991
Current: 79419  USAF 466 TFS F-16B Block 5 [w/o]
Was on crew that rebuilt after mid-air collision with F-15, jet was later lost on night low level at UTTR
80560 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 649 CLSS
Period 1991 - 1991
Current: AAFG0268  USAF AMARC F-16A Block 15 ADF [sto]
84382 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 649 CLSS
Period 1991 - 1994
Current: 84382  USAF 309 FS F-16C Block 25 [act]
Had to recover from Hahn AB after a fire on the runway, burned the lower aft fuselage
78019 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 649 CLSS
Period 1992 - 1994
Current: AAFG0198  USAF AMARC F-16A Block 1 [sto]
We rebuilt this one for the 3rd time after fire damage to aft fuselage, this was the first F-16 to be rebuilt after it ran off the runway at SLC
88495 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 649 CLSS
Period 1991 - 1992
Current: 88495  USAF 54 FG F-16C Block 40 [act]
On crew rebuilding after damage from SA-2 hit over Iraq
88456 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 649 CLSS
Period 1993 - 1993
Current: 88456  USAF 416 FLTS F-16C Block 42 [act]
Rebuilt after gear-up landing at Edwards, was Block 50 test-bed jet, also converted from a small-mouth to big-mouth configuration. Great project!

Visitor Comments

Memory
falcon83-1123, Jun 24, 2007 - 04:35 PM

How do you even remember all the jets we rebuilt :)

Do you hear from.
meandean, Oct 11, 2010 - 08:30 PM

Hi Scott, Do you hear from Linda F. Just curious haven't talked to anyone in years.

Dean Collins

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