Longest continuously serving F-16 troop?

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Unread post18 Nov 2005, 05:10

fezt wrote:Senior NCO Shaul, from the IAF Negev Sq' started working on block 5 vipers in febuary 1982
still working today on the f-16I block 52+, so i think it makes him the longest serving f-16 troop.
great guy BTW, and few are more professional then he is.
:cheers: Cheers.
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Well, I'll have to concede he's got me beat by a month.

I'll confine my bragging to the USAF.

I did start out on one of the last Block 1s in the inventory, so I've got SNCO Shaul on that front!

I'd love to meet him someday. We'd have close to 50 years on the Viper between us.
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Unread post15 Dec 2005, 02:35

I have a new found respect for these F-15 Avoinics troops.


Chris, I'm with you on that. I love everyone one of my 65 crew chiefs here. They give 12 hours a day and most every weekend. It almost breaks my heart to see them suffer thru all that and then have me brow beat them about not getting some CBT training done....... I have no doubt that I could take them all and make a first rate 16 squadron.

But give me my Falcon/Viper back!
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Unread post15 Dec 2005, 15:16

Well, I'll have to concede he's got me beat by a month.

I'll confine my bragging to the USAF.

I did start out on one of the last Block 1s in the inventory, so I've got SNCO Shaul on that front!

I'd love to meet him someday. We'd have close to 50 years on the Viper between us.


I knew you were a old fart but I didn't know you were that old...Skotziri
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Unread post17 Dec 2005, 05:01

Hey pastorius sounds like nothing has changed at Kadena. It was that way when I was there from 89 to 92. I used to crew 78-0515. I got stuck there when they canceled the f-16's that were going there. The island and base was great it just sucked working those twin tail pieces of junk.
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Unread post17 Dec 2005, 05:05

Hey Raptor5 I used to crew your favorite Jet 80-0557 and worked with you to build your new spec's box at Edwards.
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Unread post20 Jan 2006, 06:17

I have been on the F-16 from 82 till present

82-85 Edwards AFB Lantern Test force Jet crewed 816
85-87 Edwards AFB F-16 test force Jets crewed 409, 550
87-91 Spangdahlem AB 490th Warhawks Jets crewed 86-0259, 86-0249
91-92 Edwards AFB F-16 test force Jet crewed 1120
92-94 Tucson Air Guard
94-98 D-M AFB Tucson F-16 alert force (Montana Guard)
98-00 March AFB F-16 alert force (California Guard Fresno)
00-01 Tucson Air Guard
01-05 D-M AFB Tucson F-16 alert force (Tucson Air Guard)
05-Present D-M AFB Operation Snowbird (Still fully F-16 Qualified)

I have 22 years active duty and 3 years Air Guard technician time. I am currently an AGR (active guard) All but 1 years of it on the F-16.

Raptor 5 who are you Contact me at trroscoe@msn.com

Rick Roscoe
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Unread post03 Feb 2006, 18:58

Lets see, I am not in that loop, not really but I have been on them on and off for years.

Nellis (429th AMU) 1981 - 1982 - F-16's
Hahn (10th AMU) 1982 - 1985 - F-16's
Luke (310th AMU) 1985 - 1988 - F-16's
Nellis (Thunderbirds) 1988 - 1991 - F-16's
Hill (Depot Mechanic) 1996 (Nov) - 1997 - F-16's
Litton / TASC (Ogden, Utah) 1997 - 2003 - Program Manager - F-16's
Hill (Depot Quality Assurance) 2003 - 2004 - Aircraft Inspector - F-16's
Hill (Foreign Disclosure Officer) 2004 to present - F-16's and FMS Programs

As of August 2006, that gives me twenty-two (22) years and still at it, one way or the other on this puppy.
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Unread post05 May 2006, 05:49

It will be 16 yrs in July for me on F-16's
Eglin 3246th AMU Jan91-June92
Misawa 14th FS July 92-Sept 95
13th FS Sept 95-July 98
Edwards 412th TS July 98- Oct 00 (there with ViperEnforcer)
Kunsan 80 FS Oct 00-Oct 01
Hill 4th FS then Phase Oct 01- July 04
Kunsan 35th AMU July 04- July 05
Eielson 18th AMU now Red Flag Alaska Aug 04 to present
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Unread post12 Aug 2006, 14:17

I started in '81 and still work them today, but I had an F-4 and F-106 break in there. I've been continuous since '88.
Last: 84-1260 Now QF-002
Prior: 78-0054, 80-0551, 80-0609
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Unread post12 Aug 2006, 16:18

been on 16's alot had a break in85-87 in texas working recce's started in 80 on 16's nellis, kun,bergstrom kun miramar (worked for the navy on blk30 small mouth) now at hill as a civilian in flt test. what a ride the kun sucked real bad
nellis 80-84 kun 84-85 bergstom85-87 kun 88-90 topgun90-95 depot96-present
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Unread post20 Dec 2006, 00:43

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Unread post09 Jan 2007, 23:46

I have know Davis and Chris Pastorius for many years, Shout out from the Stu-Meister. As for me:

1983 - Tech School/FTD Sheppard and Nellis
1984-92 - Torrejon (dream assignment)
92-Sept 92 - Homestead
Sept 92 - 95 - Moody
95 -96 - The Kun
96-2000 - Aviano
00-03 - Langley - F-16 Program Mgr
03 - 04 - Osan ROK
04 - now - Ramstein - F-16 Functional Mgr and Chief, Policy and Procedures

I have worked 10, 15, 25, 30, 32, 40's. Waiting on an assignment. May be with Davis and Chris on the 15 or maybe I'll get lucky and go to the 22 or 35... for a couple more years!

Stu
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TJ 84-92, HS 92,
MY 92-95, WP 95-96, AV 96-00,
LY 00-03 (F-16 Prog Mgr),
OS 03-04, NOW-RS (F-16 Mgr)
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Unread post10 Jan 2007, 01:29

I have 20 years on the F-16. Started at Hill in '87, Kun '91-"92, Luke "92-"99, Osan "99-"00, Luke "00-"05, Hill Depot Instructor "05- present. I be here till the last one is gone!!!! :lol: I worked Block 15, 25, 30, 32, 40, 42; never got a chance to work 50's or 60's. But I got to look around a 60 at the plant.
Now I'm teaching the F-22 and hopefuly the F-35 in a few years!!!!
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Unread post26 Feb 2007, 09:49

thunderbirds wrote:20 years and still counting.

From the Block 10 all the way to the Block 60.

MacDill 85-87
Kunsan 87-88
MacDill 88-91
Kunsan 91-92
Luke 93-96
Nellis 96-99
Tyndall 99-04
Tucson ANG 2004-Present


Where did you work at Nellis? I was there from '98-'02.
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Unread post26 Feb 2007, 16:57

Edwards - 1977 to 1980 - 6515 TSS - F-16 Full Scale Development - Crew Chief aircraft 75-0750 / Expeditor / Night Shift Supervisor
Macdill - 1980 to 1983 - 56th TTW - Crew Chief 62nd AMU aircraft 78-0062 / APG B-Flight Chief / Production Super 72nd AMU
Ramstein - 1983 to 1986 - USAFE HQ F-16 functional manager
Ramstein - 1986 to 1988 - 86th TFW, 526 AMU Production Super
Nellis - 1988 to 1990 - 57 FWW OL @ Edwards - Block 40 IOT&E Maint Super
Edwards - 1992 -1994 - Viper AMU Chief
Edwards - 1997 to Present - LM Aero - F-16 Flight Test Control Engineer Lead on aircraft test fleet

Total F-16 Years = 25 and still counting


Cheers, Bobby D
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