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 CMSgt. James "Slapshot" Tibbetts

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Name CMSgt. James Tibbetts
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Unit USAF - Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds"
Crewing F-16s from 1988 until 2000
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I've been on the F-16 my entire 22-year career with the exception of two years at AFPC, one year at HQ AETC, and my current assignment which is B-1s, KC-135s, C-130s, E-8s, RC-135s, and C-21s.

Current or Favourite assignment

Hello....can you say awesome assignment!

Deployments

Southern Watch in 2001 and currently deployed for a year to OIF/OEF.

My Jets & Assignments

83164 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 33rd Fighter Squadron "Falcons" [Unit History]
Period 1988 - 1989
Current: 83164  USAF 62 FS F-16C Block 25 [w/o]
It was my first assignment. I was lucky enough to be an ACC and took a lot of pride in my jet.
90709 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 79th Fighter Squadron "Tigers" [Unit History]
Period 1992 - 1993
Current: 90709  USAF 510 FS F-16C Block 40 [act]
Inherited this jet after Hurricane Andrew. It was the 309th then 79th flagship
91363 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 79th Fighter Squadron "Tigers" [Unit History]
Period 1993 - 1994
Current: 91363  USAF 13 FS F-16C Block 50 [act]
It was the 363d then 20th FW Flag Ship
91345 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 77th Fighter Squadron "Gamblers" [Unit History]
Period 1994 - 1995
Current: 91345  USAF 77 FS F-16C Block 50 [act]
It was an F-16 Demo Jet. The Demo Pilot hated it...said he thought it was bent.
93540 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 78th Fighter Squadron "Bushmasters" [Unit History]
Period 1996 - 1996
Current: 93540  USAF 55 FS F-16C Block 50 [act]
Got it new from the factory. It was also an F-16 Demo Jet.
87323 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit USAF - Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" [Unit History]
Period 1998 - 1999
Current: 87323   F-16C Block 32 [pre]
It was Thunderbird #1

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