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Aircraft: 89-2143
LM Aero T/V 1C-296
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 89143
F-16C Block 40G
Current USAF 89143
F-16C Block 40G
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
15 May 1991 [act] 89143 F-16C Block 40G
16 May 1991 [act] 89143 USAF 307 TFS 'HS' F-16C Block 40G
01 Oct 1991 [act] 89143 USAF 307 FS 'HS' F-16C Block 40G
Sep 1995 [act] 89143 USAF 68 FS 'MY' F-16C Block 40G
Jul 2001 [act] 89143 USAF 4 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40G
Aug 2007 [act] 89143 USAF 4 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40G
Deployment: Iraqi Freedom

05 Oct 2008 [act] 89143 USAF 4 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40G
Dec 2009 [act] 89143 USAF 421 FS 'HL' F-16C Block 40G
Feb 2018 [act] 89143 USAF 8 FS 'HO' F-16C Block 40G

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MSgt. Dennis Fye

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68th Fighter Squadron "Lightning Lancers" , 1999 - 2001

SrA. Jeff Kasaras

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307th Fighter Squadron "Stingers" , 1991 - 1992
I was assigned to this jet at Homestead AFB, Fl. as it came brand spankin new from GD. The 307th was stood up in 91 and consisted of new people, people from both the 308th and 309th FS's and from bases in Europe that we were closing (TJ, Hahn, Spangdahlem etc) This unit was a great one to be a part of. I had a good time here. The standard stateside "TAC" crap applied though.

MSgt. Chris Pastorius

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307th Fighter Squadron "Stingers" , 1992 - 1995

SSgt. Neal Baker

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307th Fighter Squadron "Stingers" , 1991 - 1992
Had the worst paint job on any jet I crewed. Paint barn must have left the doors open that day they sprayed it. It was as rough as sandpaper. Last assignment in AF. Left under the SSB program when the AF gutted the mid-career guys. Don't bend wrenches anymore, but I'm a civilian pilot and get paid to do it. Can't ask for more.

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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