Crew Chief Profiles

 MSgt. Jim "hobbyjim" Hobby

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Name MSgt. Jim Hobby
Country
Unit 121st Fighter Squadron "Capital Guardians"
Crewing F-16s from 1989 until 2002
Contact hobbyjim Send me a private message
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1974 to 1978 the A-6E/KA-6D US Navy, VA-35/USS Nimitz

1979 to 1981 A & P School ECAT Bedford, Mass.

1981 to 1984 the A-6E/KA-6D/EA-6B, TA-4J/A-4M, A-7E/TA-7C, KA-3D, and OV-10A as a contractor at NAS Pax River, MD

1983 to 1989 F-4D Tail # 67-7667 with the 113th CAMS DCANG Andrews AFB, MD as an Air Guard Tech.

1989 to 2002 F-16B tail # 78-0108, F-16A/80-0534, and F-16D/85-1509 with the 113th AMS DCANG Andrews AFB, MD as an Air Guard Tech.
2002 to 2006 Still with the unit as a Logistics Management Specialist.
2008 to present B Flight Chief

Deployments

2012 Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom
2011 Balad, Iraq: Operation Iraqi Freedom
2007 Balad, Iraq: Operation Iraqi Freedom
1998 Incirlik, Turkey: Operation Northern Watch
1996 Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi UAE: Joint US and UAE exercise
1996 Al Jaber, Kuwait: Operation Southern Watch
1993 Afyon, Turkey: NATO exercise
1988 Keflavik, Iceland: NATO exercise

My Jets & Assignments

85509 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 113th AMS DCANG, Andrews AFB, MD
Period 1993 - 2002
Current: 85509  USAF 121 FS F-16D Block 30 [act]
80534 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 113th AMS DCANG, Andrews AFB, MD
Period 1991 - 1992
Current: 777   F-16A Block 10 [sto]
78108 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 113th AMS DCANG, Andrews AFB, MD
Period 1989 - 1993
Current: 983   F-16B Block 5 [sto]
During it's first flight from Andrews after getting transferred here it hit a turkey buzzard on take off. The inside layer of the canopy shattered but the outside layer did not. The plane landed safely and the pilot was not hurt. What was interesting, when the inside layer hit the glare shield it left a shatter pattern in the black paint.
F-4 Phantom II
Unit 113th CAMS DCANG Andrews AFB, MD
Period 1983 - 1989
Tail # 67-7667 "Miss Ellie"
A-4 Skyhawk
Unit NAF Pax river
Period 1980 - 1984
1981 to 1984 the A-6E/KA-6D/EA-6B, TA-4J/A-4M, A-7E/TA-7C, KA-3D, and OV-10A as a contractor at NAS Pax River, MD
A-6 Intruder
Unit VA-35 NAS Oceana and USS Nimitz
Period 1974 - 1978

Visitor Comments

Roberto Lugo, Jan 28, 2009 - 03:06 PM

I also crewed 80-0534 after the mishap suffered by by first aircraft 80-0484. Jim Hobby was the Crew Chief and i was assistant on F-4D 7667. Miss the 113th.

85-1509
Kimberly (Kabatt) Settle, Oct 30, 2009 - 09:09 PM

hey HobbyJim!!!!!!

How's life treating my favorite dedicated ever?

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