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 MSgt. Ray LuMaye

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Name MSgt. Ray LuMaye
Unit 510th Fighter Squadron "Buzzards"
Crewing F-16s from 1989 until 1998
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Joined USAF in July 1989. Worked F-16s for almost 10 years. Since then, I have got my A & P license and worked for United Airlines overhauling 747s & 777s. I am now a DoD civilian aircraft maintenance instructor and Air Force Reserve MSgt.

My Jets & Assignments

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86045 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 35th Fighter Squadron "Pantons" [Unit History]
Period 1990 - 1991
Current: 86045  USAF 35 TFS F-16D Block 30 [w/o]
Aircraft crashed with my DCC in the back seat on an incentive flight. Both ejected safely into the Yellow Sea.
87356 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 310th Fighter Squadron "Tophats" [Unit History]
Period 1991 - 1993
Current: 87356  USAF 314 FS F-16C Block 42 [act]
Squadron Commander's Aircraft
88174 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 526th Fighter Squadron "Black Knights" [Unit History]
Period 1993 - 1994
Current: 88174  USAF 16 WS F-16D Block 40 [act]
Supreme Allied Commander of Europe General Robert Oaks aircraft.
88529 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 510th Fighter Squadron "Buzzards" [Unit History]
Period 1994 - 1998
Current: 88529  USAF 510 FS F-16C Block 40 [w/o]
Named the aircraft "Flyinhawg" Aircraft was the first jet to drop bombs on Serbs in Bosnia during Operation Deliberate Force. Aircraft was also flown by Capt Hanford when he found Capt Scott O'Grady. An 8 hour sortie and came back Code 1. The best jet I have ever crewed!
C-5 Galaxy
Unit 349 AGS
Period 1998 - 2006
Left active duty and joined the Reserves at Travis AFB, CA. Was hired as a Air Reserve Technician where I trained reserves and active duty full time on C-5 aircraft maintenance.
C-17 Globemaster
Unit 945 AMXS
Period 2006 -
Transfered to C-17 unit at Travis AFB, CA.

Visitor Comments

526th FS
AfterburnerDecalsScott, Jun 10, 2007 - 02:54 PM

Hi Ray,

I have some questions about the me at if you'd like to help.


Scott Brown

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