Thunderbirds serial numbers ?

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Unread post26 Dec 2018, 17:50

Hello,
I have just seen the XMAS - NY video from the "Thunderbirds".
https://www.facebook.com/AFThunderbirds ... EwNDgxODM/
Noted that they have 9 F-16's in demo colors, 7x F-16C & 2x F-16D.
!!! The newest "member" is F-16D is 91-0467.

According to my records, the following serials are now in ADS colors:
91-0392, 91-0467, 91-0479, 92-3880, 92-3881, 92-3888, 92-3896, 92-3898, 92-3908.
Anybody that can cfm this serials are correct?

What about 91-0478 F-16D that was seen in partial ADS colors/

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Unread post26 Dec 2018, 18:25

Go to the Aircraft Database and type inn ADS as search criteria, and you will get all the Vipers that ever flew with the Thunderbirds.
91-0478 was not one of them.
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Unread post06 Jan 2019, 10:09

Hi Niels,
Tks for reply.
Unfortunately this list seems not to be correct or actual updated.
92-3880 is mentioned as w/o, in fact this is 91-0413
91-0467 is not listed as ADS
91-0478 was or is also an ADS F-16 (see pic)
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Unread post06 Jan 2019, 12:27

The registry is only as good as the input given to it. If no-one have reported that 91-0467 now is with the ADS, then who's to know?

As for 91-0478, I believe this is a mix-up/misread of 91-0479.

Scramble.nl has both 91-0413 and 92-3880 listed as written off April 4th 2018, so also JoeBaugher's page so also this registry. Correct aircraft for the April 4th 2018 mishap is 91-0413 as per AIB report:
https://www.acc.af.mil/Portals/92/AIB/1 ... 132501-787

92-3890 was written off June 2, 2016 as noted by both this registry and Scramble, however not by JoeBaugher's page.
http://www.airforcemag.com/AircraftAcci ... County.pdf

From this, it should be clear that 92-3880 still flies with the ADS.

If there is errors in the database, we who may know need to send update requests to have it corrected. Otherwise the error stays.
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Unread post06 Jan 2019, 18:22

Hi Niels and Dirk,

T-birds history indeed isn't very straight forward. To clarify a bit. 92-3880 was a mistake by me. It was indeed 91-0413 that crashed and we have it as such, but I forgot to delete the 92-3880 entry. So this one is still flying with the T-birds which is also backed by pictures.

About the status of both 91-0467 and 91-0478. We weren't aware that the first one was included, but the FB movie clearly has it (so I already added this to our DB). The status of the latter is still unknown, but with 467 having entered the game I presume this bird was indeed merely a short termed stopgap.

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