Posted by Guest on Sun 17 Feb 2013 07:51:13 AM CET
1390...i was the # 3 man on my load crew during desert storm. we lost captain anders while in kkmc... i listened to the transmi
Served proudly and with honor... trying to contact fellow desert Storm vets..
Posted by Guest on Thu 07 Feb 2013 05:12:07 AM CET
Unit of assignment
This aircraft was actually assigned to the 613th TFS and was the flagship for the 401st TFW
Posted by Guest on Mon 14 Jan 2013 09:48:27 PM CET
Hey I remember working on this aircraft from 1983-1984 I worked the swing shift. 758 was a great aircraft. Sorry to hear it went down.
Posted by Guest on Sat 12 Jan 2013 05:21:59 PM CET
I was the ADCC on aircraft 84-1394 313th AMU HAHN AB, Germany until 1989 when I PCS'd babk home....GREAT VIPER still flying with the INDIANA Guard BLACKSNAKES..... SRA R. Buchanan
Posted by Guest on Sun 06 Jan 2013 07:58:01 AM CET
I was the first dedicated crew chief of this jet. It arrived in Torrejon with about 10 hours on it and that "new airplane" smell! I saw it again at AMARG when I was giving some DV tours about 20 years later. Too bad it was damaged during it's time in the AZANG.
Posted by Guest on Tue 25 Dec 2012 12:51:12 AM CET
Aircraft were assigned to 313th TFS. I was there from 1979-1983.
Posted by joneskr on Thu 01 Nov 2012 08:40:17 PM CET
Photo has wrong caption
The F-16s shown in the above photo belonged to the 313th TFS. I was a member from 1979 to 1983.
Posted by joneskr on Tue 30 Oct 2012 02:56:02 PM CET
613t TFS flagship
I was the schedule for the 613th TFS when this bird was assigned there. Nicknamed "The Big Banana", nobody wanted to fly it because of the big yellow stripe down the tail.
Posted by Guest on Sat 20 Oct 2012 03:03:48 AM CEST
This is my jet now at the triple nickel.. it has the air to air kills on the side, but I was trying to receive more "correct history" on the aircraft that I could. Email at email@example.com if you have any
Posted by Guest on Sun 09 Sep 2012 01:22:14 PM CEST
I saw this plane in Kuwait. It was being flown by the New Mexico Air Guard but pilots from Andrews Air Force Base were in charge of it. The control tower was Bangledeshi thats the only person I saw enter the control tower. I saw a F-14 two seater flown by to off duty pilots just outside of that parked configuration of F-16C/D Lot 25 planes. Some retired pilots also flew them one was a Captain and he came in from Spain once in one of them and they had a party on the runway in the parking area and he never flew it again. The quality of the fuel was bad because the airport though new was previously owned by captured people and valuable so the rules were that they were able to stay and prevent the airport from being supported locally. So we didnt have any support and they dont fly well with exported fuel. The United Kingdom supervised the head hanger and the retired Captain was the highest ranking U.S. outdoor hanger personnel. The fuel was bad.
Posted by Guest on Thu 22 Mar 2012 12:05:46 PM CET
is this 84-0238 or 84-1238?
Posted by Guest on Mon 27 Feb 2012 12:18:03 PM CET
My Squadron's Flag Ship
87-0351 Was my Squadron's Flag Ship when I was the Commander. Thank You for posting the picture.
Posted by Guest on Thu 23 Feb 2012 06:00:29 PM CET
Thouse are definately 23rd, 408, 419 and 464. I was CC out there when we transferd out blk 32's from Torrejon, SP to these, Blk 50's, if I recall. Got an insentive flight in that one.
Posted by Guest on Fri 23 Dec 2011 09:31:46 PM CET
I can bet you that is Captain Glenda Glick in the back seat on arrival at Zaragoza. I was there when this shot was taken.
Blue Zoo crew chief 1984
Posted by tylerf16chief on Thu 22 Sep 2011 10:38:48 PM CEST
That is correct, if it were a bomb mark for every mission, the entire side of the acft would be covered in stickers. We flew around the clock. Every bomb dropped added a sticker to the history
Posted by Scott on Sat 27 Aug 2011 10:30:38 AM CEST
ACFT 83-1067 Crew Chief: Andrew Bartczak
I was the last crew chief assigned to this airframe before it crashed. What happed is the shaft through the fuel pump separated. Fuel wasn't getting to the engine, engine stopped. The plane pancaked into the ground. Pilot ejected safely. I've got some great black and white photos of the parts that had been gathered in the hangar
Posted by Guest on Thu 11 Aug 2011 11:05:51 AM CEST
I was the very first crew chief of this airframe when it arrived at Torrejon AB Spain in 1987. It came directly from the General Dynamics factory in Fort Worth TX with 12 flight hours on the clock. Still had that "new car smell" in the cockpit!
Posted by Guest on Tue 09 Aug 2011 09:46:57 PM CEST
Desert Sheild Missiles
I don't remember seeing anyone flying with Captive AIM-9's during Desrt Shield or Storm.
Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Posted by Walt Chamberlain on Wed 03 Aug 2011 03:22:07 AM CEST
I was assigned Crew Chief of this f-16 Jet at Spangdahlem AB at the time when this photo was taken.
Posted by Guest on Thu 30 Jun 2011 11:04:28 PM CEST
82-0977 Unit of assignment
This aircraft was actually assigned to the 613 TFS.
Posted by Guest on Wed 16 Feb 2011 06:18:56 PM CET
This was a Blue Fighting Tenth acft, I crewed it in 1988 in the Blue Zoo. We must have transferred it to the 496th at some point.
Posted by Guest on Wed 11 Aug 2010 09:58:40 PM CEST
Date can't be April 1 1992, Desert Storm ended over a year ago!
If it was during Desert Shield, my guess is this pic was taken in fall 1990.
Posted by Guest on Thu 27 May 2010 03:49:35 AM CEST
the AIM-120 was in service during Desert Storm. They were removed from flight on some configurations due to added turbulance.
Posted by Guest on Tue 20 Apr 2010 02:26:58 AM CEST
amazing squadron and folks like us, just making stuff happen within USAFE. Looking back at all the exercises (local and higher headquarters)...man, we all worked our tails off but wasn't it great (looking back). The weather, seemed to always be rainy or snow, cold as hell but I (like so many others) loved it, it was what the USAF and F-16's were all about. Here's you you Tyler and the rest of the "Zoo Crowd" whereevr they may be today - Happy Thanksgiving buddy - Salute from Tom Wharton - thanks for the cool photos too
Posted by Guest on Wed 09 Dec 2009 01:50:41 PM CET