Where is 86-0262?

Unread postPosted: 22 Apr 2019, 15:01
by Boman
Since the 134FS 158FW Vermont ANG gave up their Vipers pending transition to the F-35A, I've been wondering where 86-0262 have been sent?
Seems that no online records like scramble.nl, joebaugher or F-16.net have any details on her whereabouts?

The old block 30's from the 134FS appears to be distributed between 113Wg 121FS, 177FW 119FS and potentially 187FW 100FS from what I've read, however no unit have "boosted" about having this MiG-killer in their fleets (yet)?

So, the big Q to those who know: With which unit is 86-0262 now? :P

Re: Where is 86-0262?

Unread postPosted: 22 Apr 2019, 19:01
by Patriot

Re: Where is 86-0262?

Unread postPosted: 23 Apr 2019, 06:49
by dragracingmaniac
While yer at it... where did 86-0046 go? I got my incentive ride in it in 1990 while at the Kun. :drool:

Re: Where is 86-0262?

Unread postPosted: 23 Apr 2019, 10:23
by MVSGas
I thought Vermont was done with the F-16

Re: Where is 86-0262?

Unread postPosted: 23 Apr 2019, 16:28
by Boman
They are - last jets left in March I believe.

Thanks for the replies, but I am honestly only interested in current information on 86-0262 :wink:

Re: Where is 86-0262?

Unread postPosted: 05 May 2019, 11:05
by Boman
Hi
Bumping this one up the charts - anyone with more details on current whereabouts of 86-0262?

Re: Where is 86-0262?

Unread postPosted: 05 May 2019, 20:50
by edpop
Checked out inventory at AMARG and as of April 15, 2019 it is NOT listed there.
Neither is 86-0046.

Re: Where is 86-0262?

Unread postPosted: 08 May 2019, 18:35
by 56thfighterwingfan
I emailed a contact from the unit and he said he would get back to me. I was also told that the last 4 F-16s were split 2 and 2 between DC ANG AND NJ ANG.

Re: Where is 86-0262?

Unread postPosted: 08 May 2019, 19:02
by Boman
56thfighterwingfan wrote:I emailed a contact from the unit and he said he would get back to me.


Cool - thanks, eagerly awaiting more :D

Re: Where is 86-0262?

Unread postPosted: 10 May 2019, 00:57
by phantomfixer
I am also curious about both aircraft as I worked on 86-0262 when I was assigned to 178th FW at Springfield, OH and got my first incentive ride in 86-0046 at the "KUN".

Re: Where is 86-0262?

Unread postPosted: 10 May 2019, 06:42
by dragracingmaniac
I worked on 86-0262 at Spangdahlem (91-93) and I got my only ride in 86-0046 at Kunsan in 1990.

Re: Where is 86-0262?

Unread postPosted: 12 May 2019, 20:49
by 56thfighterwingfan
Boman wrote:
56thfighterwingfan wrote:I emailed a contact from the unit and he said he would get back to me.


Cool - thanks, eagerly awaiting more :D



It did not go to NJ ANG. CHecking with my freinds with the Gunfighters and DC ANG :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang:

Re: Where is 86-0262?

Unread postPosted: 12 May 2019, 20:53
by Boman
Thanks, atlease we now know where it isn't :D

:cheers:

Re: Where is 86-0262?

Unread postPosted: 14 May 2019, 10:32
by dragracingmaniac
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OK...what do hippos have to do with F-16's, specifically 86-0262? :bang:

Re: Where is 86-0262?

Unread postPosted: 16 May 2019, 20:29
by viperimages
I got a message from a crew chief with the Texas ANG he advised me that the jet is due to join the 149th Fighter Wing very soon but the aircraft has not yet arrived to join the fleet. So hopefully this might help out just a little. :doh:

Re: Where is 86-0262?

Unread postPosted: 16 May 2019, 21:26
by Boman
Cool, thanks :cheers:

So where is it inbetween? The 134FS started giving up the F-16's last fall, with the last to depart this March. And now we're closing on end of May :|

Re: Where is 86-0262?

Unread postPosted: 29 May 2019, 05:35
by Boman
Asked over on ARC forums also; http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/ind ... c-86-0262/
and according to Pollie 86-0262 was with the AL ANG back in October.

This leaves 2 alternative units; 187FW 100FS or 149FW 182FS - anybody have photos or more intel?

Re: Where is 86-0262?

Unread postPosted: 16 Jun 2019, 07:23
by Boman
Hi
Bumpin' this one up a bit.

Anyone have photos of this Viper in the most recent and new unit markings?

TIA :cheers: