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Unread post15 Oct 2007, 18:30

80-0509 of the 63rd TFTS "Panthers" at MacDill - at the same time as Stutler was down in Yellow.

DCC - SSGT Ron LaPlante
ADCC - A1C Lloyd Wetzel
ADCC - A1C Mike Kopack (until my name got 'sanded' off of the NLG door during a bit of a landing 'incident'...)

Here's Ol' 509 at the trim pad one night. That's Lloyd holding his ears after having passed the headset to the ECS troop.

Mike
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Unread post15 Oct 2007, 19:21

Mine was 89-2099 and then I switched to 89-2013. Both which were big ole hunks of crap. 2099 is in the yellow sea now. I don't think that anybody misses that thing.
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Unread post16 Oct 2007, 06:20

Okay Folks, let's start dating ourselves.

You did say first "jet"? Not first F-16.

GREAT THREAD TOPIC!! :doh: :thumb: :bang: :beer:

GUMS? You're next...

SALUTE!
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Unread post16 Oct 2007, 15:10

Here's mine:
83-1143, with the 33rdTFS/363rdTFW, 1985..
Now it's a "training airframe".. Now that'll make you feel old..
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Unread post16 Oct 2007, 15:24

Mine was [serial]80-0590[/serial] out of the Fightin Tenth @ Hahn AB, GE

Crew Chief- SSgt Don Freshour
I was the 2nd wipe

[serial]80-0590[/serial]
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Unread post16 Oct 2007, 20:46

Here she is, the most beautiful jet ever made. The mighty F-4 Phantom. 65-0874 we got her from Boise and sent her to Reno before she went to the boneyard in Sept 1995.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=1 ... id=1048159
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Unread post16 Oct 2007, 22:04

90-0836 at Eglin. My favorite? 92-0405, "Brand new" block 15 at Eglin as well...
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Unread post17 Oct 2007, 05:09

Elliboom,

Helping you out here. Mighty fine jet there. :beer:
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Unread post17 Oct 2007, 06:08

My first jet was a F-111E 68-0083 It was a good jet when it flew but it keep getting sent to the alert pad to cover for other jets.
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Unread post12 Apr 2008, 18:57

Damn, Got the tail numbers mixed up :doh:

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Airman 1st Class Sean Story inspects the rudder of the oldest A-10 Thunderbolt in the U.S. Air Forces in Europe command April 9 at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. Airman Story is deployed from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Demetrius Lester)
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Unread post12 Apr 2008, 22:51

Mine was 90-0707 "Charline" . My first and only F-16. Arrived at Nellis in Aug 03 and left there Dec 06 all while reminding on one jet. First I was the third wipe. Then second. Finally she became my own. Greatest jet of the fleet I said. I told the pilots when I was DCC if she doesn't come back code 1 I owe them a coke. Rarely had to pay up God I miss that jet. Oh well back to 22s I guess.
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Unread post13 Apr 2008, 01:02

Didn't have my own jet in ALCS...as we did work in all of our Vipers.

First jet I flew in as a Load, was 97-0042, "The Spirit of the Tuskegee Airmen". Great plane. The best C-17 at Altus.
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Unread post13 Apr 2008, 01:39

Another of my favorites
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Unread post13 Apr 2008, 04:32

1988-1990 my baby was F-4G 69-7207 (Wild Weasel) at George AFB, CA.

"Newer" picture of her after she left George and the 35TFW/561TFS and went to Idaho ANG...before being retired, tail painted red, and shot down over the Gulf of Mexico in 1998.

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Unread post13 Apr 2008, 09:56

First F-16 i have ever worked on was the 78-0234 Block 5 at Twenthe AFB. Always leaking at the ISA's...

my "top gun" photo on it :lol:

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