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  MSgt. K. Mauler (Ret.)

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Name MSgt. K. Mauler (Ret.)
Unit 127th Fighter Squadron "Jayhawks"
Crewing F-16s from 1987 until 1994
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Was a crewchief on T-38A, C130-E, F4D, F16-A,B,C,D, B1-B, KC-135R aircraft during my career in the active USAF and ANG.

My Jets & Assignments

80624 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 127th Fighter Squadron "Jayhawks" [Unit History]
Period 1988 - 1991
Current: 974   F-16B Block 10 [ sto]
I was the crewchief on 0624 for almost its entire time at the 184th TFG in Wichita Ks, IMO it was a good but not great F-16B, I remember about 1yr after we got the jet it started having problems passing its automated flight control checks on its 'fly by wire' system. It turned out that it had severe corrosion on the flight control wiring connectors inside the fuselage fuel cells, I never had any major problems with the jet after that was repaired.
83121 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 127th Fighter Squadron "Jayhawks" [Unit History]
Period 1991 - 1994
Current: AAFG0606   USAF AMARC F-16C Block 25 [ sto]
I crewchiefed 83-1121 its entire time at the 184TFG in Wichita Ks, it was the oldest F16C/D that we had in the unit. It was truely a great F16-C in that it was one of those jets that just seemed to want to fly every day. It got the nickname 'Hawg Heaven' from my favorite pilot Art Harrison (callsign Hawg). He flew my jet every time he got the chance. I hated to see her go but we were transitioning to the B1B.
Other aircraft/assignments I was a crewchief on -

T-38A - 1975-1979
C130E - 1980-1981
F4D - 1981-1988
F16-A,B,C,D - 1988-1994
B1B - 1994-2002
KC-135R - 2002-2007

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