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 CMSgt. Ismail Yavuz (Ret.)

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Name CMSgt. Ismail Yavuz (Ret.)
Unit 141 Filo "Kurt (Wolf)"
Crewing F-16s from 1990 until 2000
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My first Airplane was F-4 Phantom which I have worked on as crew-chief at flightline for four years.It was a nice time with my friends during working in the east side of Turkey. Then I assigned to F-104 aircraft Air base in west side of My country. Almost five years working on the "Starfighters" at phase shop as a maintenance technician was very hard but I gained too much experience on structure and mechanical sytems of airplane.

In 1990 I have been trained as a F-16 mechanic specialist. and I have worked on Block 30/40/50 at several squadrons and base operation as a crew-chief and Superviser.

In 2000 I was issgned to be F-16 Mechanical systems Instructor in F-16 training center in Ankara.After teaching 6 years I graduated many Turkish Air Force and (UAE)United Arap Emirates mechanic and pilots.

In 2006 I was retired from TuAF and contracted with Deadelus Aviation Company to work on MLU F-16's as Mechanical System Specialist for Royal Nederland Air Force in Volkel Airbase.

In mid of 2007 I returned home and contracted with (TAI) Turkish Aerospace Industries to work as Airplane Mechanical System Specialist in Ankara. So I am here.


Deny Flight -- Ghedi AB-ITALY
Red Flag -- Nellis AB- USA
Ample Train -- Orland - NORWAY
NATO Air Meet-- Konya - TURKEY

My Jets & Assignments

F-4 Phantom II
Unit 172 Filo
Period 1982 - 1986
F-104 Starfighter
Unit 161 filo
Period 1986 - 1990
Unit 161 Filo "Bat (Yarasa)" [History]
Period 1990 - 1996
88-0033 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 141 Filo "Kurt (Wolf)" [Unit History]
Period 1996 - 2000
Current: 88-0033  TuAF 152 Filo F-16C Block 40 [act]
88-0015 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit F-16 Technical Training Center Ankara
Period 2000 - 2006
Current: 88-0015  TuAF 192 Filo F-16D Block 40 [act]
J-640 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 312th squadron "Bonzo" [Unit History]
Period 2006 - 2007
Current: J-640   F-16A Block 20 MLU [w/o]
Unit Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI)
Period 2007 -

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