7,000 Flying Hours
Was the first F-16 airframe to break 7,000 flight hours and a small commemorative decal was applied to the tail in 2008. This Viper also wears 15 various bomb markings and three gun strafe markings from a prior OIF deployment and hence was called 'Lethal Lady'. It was retired just a few months after reaching the 7,000 flight hours.
15 Nov 2008
Last flight occured on November 14th, 2008. Aircraft was scheduled for AMARC but was saved from that fate. Continued to wear 15 various bomb markings and three gun straif markings from prior OIF deployment even through to retirement.
09 Dec 2014
Gate guard outside the Air Guard Base in Burlington.
Crewed this jet while deployed in Qatar, where it tried to poke my eye out with its pitot tube (hence pitot), and again while in Balad when it passed 6000 hours in 2006, and worked it in phase in Balad in 2007 just before it broke 7000 hours