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Airframe Details for F-16 #83-1185

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Aircraft: : 83-1185
LM Aero T/V 5D-12
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 83185
F-16D Block 25B
Current USAF 83185
F-16D Block 25B
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
31 May 1985 [act] 83185 F-16D Block 25B
Jun 1985 [act] 83185 USAF 312 TFTS 'LF' F-16D Block 25B
Feb 1991 [act] 83185 USAF 184 TFG F-16D Block 25B
15 Mar 1992 [act] 83185 USAF 184 FG F-16D Block 25B
Jul 1994 [act] 83185 USAF 309 FS 'LF' F-16D Block 25B
10 Feb 1995 [msh] 83185 USAF 309 FS 'LF' F-16D Block 25B AIB Report
Collided with F-16C (88-0478) at Luke AFB, Arizona. Aircraft only lost its nosecone and was repaired.
Unknown [act] 83185 USAF 309 FS 'LF' F-16D Block 25B
Apr 2010 [act] 83185 USAF 62 FS 'LF' F-16D Block 25B
03 Jul 2014 [act] 83185 USAF 309 FS 'LF' F-16D Block 25B

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TSgt. Jonathan Gerlach

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309th Fighter Squadron "Wild Ducks" , 2001 - 2004

SSgt. Johmil Eslao

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309th Fighter Squadron "Wild Ducks" , 2003 - 2008
This my assigned aircraft since becoming permanent party in the USAF. As long as I've been in the 309th AMU/FS, I've stayed on this jet although I've been offered to be the DCC (Dedicated Crew Chief) of A3128; our Operational Group jet. I will crew this jet until my last days as a Wild Duck. I've served A3185 as it's ACC and DCC. I am sad to hear that she's been decommissioned and sent off to be laid to rest amongst those who've passed their prime. You were good to me 185. I miss being your DCC.

Abbreviations and symbols:
[act] Active [i/a] Instructional Airframe [sto] Stored (e.g. at AMARG)
[cld] Cancelled Order [msh] Involved in Mishap [w/o] Write-off
[con] Converted [o/o] On Order
[des] Destroyed (drone) [pre] Preserved (museum, gateguard) T/V LM Aero Type/Version (Construction) number
[emb] Embargoed [scr] Scrapped Photo Available

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