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 MSgt. John "Diamond Man" Hoade (Ret.)

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Name MSgt. John Hoade (Ret.)
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Unit 80th Fighter Squadron "Juvats"
Crewing F-16s from 1989 until 2001
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MSgt. (ret.), I've been around the world three times and below are the aircraft I've worked on.
T-33B
F-106
F-111
F-101
F-102
F-4
O2
OV-10
A-10
OT-37B
F-14
F-16

My Jets & Assignments

86305 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 80th Fighter Squadron "Juvats" [Unit History]
Period 1988 - 1989
Current: 86305  USAF 18 AS F-16C Block 30 [act]
This was the first F-16 I worked on at the Kun. I was the ADCC on days and "G-Man" was the DCC on nights...what a team. It was always broke until I put a lot of time in to it and made it a code #1 flyer. Making it a code #1 flyer earned me a trip to the Phillipines.
86337 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 80th Fighter Squadron "Juvats" [Unit History]
Period 1988 - 1989
Current: 86337  USAF 93 FS F-16C Block 30 [act]
After returning from the Phillipines with 86-0305, I was assigned to 86-0337 as the DCC. I worked hard on this one to get it to be a continous code #1 jet.
84265 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 33rd Fighter Squadron "Falcons" [Unit History]
Period 1989 - 1990
Current: AAFG0581  USAF AMARC F-16C Block 25 [sto]
I arrived at Shaw and was given the CANN Bird. I worked my tail off on this plane and it deployed in the 2nd line to Desert Shield.
89128 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 19th Fighter Squadron "Gamecocks" [Unit History]
Period 1991 - 1992
Current: 89128  USAF 112 FS F-16C Block 42 [act]
This aircraft came from the factory and was made the 9AF Demo Team #1 Aircraft. I was on the team and crewed it until Sep 91. Brig. Gen Brian Bishop (Capt. - Maj.) flew it as Protocol Officer/Assistant to the 9th AF Commander.
89079 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 19th Fighter Squadron "Gamecocks" [Unit History]
Period 1991 - 1992
Current: 89079  USAF 112 FS F-16C Block 42 [w/o]
Took over this aircraft after the Demo Team and it was a great bomber and test aircraft.
89098 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 19th Fighter Squadron "Gamecocks" [Unit History]
Period 1992 - 1993
Current: 89098  USAF 112 FS F-16C Block 42 [act]
I took over this aircraft, which was the 9th AF Flagship and worked my tail off to make it beautiful as well as very realiable. It was in and on the cover of several magizines. My pilot and 9th AF Commander was Lt. Gen Mike Nelson. Kudos to the excellent photos.
91418 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 23rd Fighter Squadron "Fighting Hawks" [Unit History]
Period 1994 - 1995
Current: 91418  USAF 480 FS F-16C Block 50 [act]
I crewed this aircraft at Spandahlem Air Base Germany until becoming the head of deployments, and later as the OG RA.

Visitor Comments

Hey John
Enginetester, Jul 17, 2008 - 06:34 PM

We worked together in the 23d in the early 90s, but I can't place a face to your name. It's been too many years.

Let me know what you're doing.

Take care,

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