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  TSgt. Daniel " Gonzo" Impens (Ret.)

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Name TSgt. Daniel Impens (Ret.)
Unit Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center "Strike"
Crewing F-16s from 1982 until 1998
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I retired from active duty in August 1998 while assigned to Falcon Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 57th Wing. The last tail number I crewed was the USAF Weapons School F-16 Division Commanders flagship F-16CJ/92-3882. At that time the USAF Weapons School F-16 Division Commander was Lt Col Bill "Kanga" Rew. I had the honor of recovering Brigadier General Bill Rew on a visit to the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center in Fallon, Nevada while working for the Boeing Company as a civilian in support of the Navys Top Gun and NSAWC.

Current or Favourite assignment

It is where I speant the majority of my Career in the United States Air Force.

My Jets & Assignments

80515 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 430th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Tigers" [Unit History]
Period 1985 - 1988
Current: 80515   F-16A Block 10 [ i/a]
Most airframe hours in the unit at deactivation of the 430th TFS. #1 Gunsmoke aircraft piloted by Col. Burr "Critt" Crittenden and crewed by myself. We both hailed from Michigan. Awesome aircraft. Deployed with this aircraft to both Wendover AAF and El Libertador, Venezuela. Alton "Scotty" Lozier was the Pro Super on that TDY to Venezuela.
87333 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 64th Aggressor Squadron "Aggressors" [Unit History]
Period 1988 - 1992
Current: 87333   USNavy VFC-13 F-16C Block 32 [ act]
One of two Flag Ships piloted by then Brigadier John P. Jumper 57th Wing Commander. Mark Bon a fellow Crew Chief crewed the other Flag Ship.
86284 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 35th Fighter Squadron "Pantons" [Unit History]
Period 1992 - 1993
Current: 86284   USAF 523 FS F-16C Block 30 [ w/o]
92882 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 16th Weapons Squadron "Tomahawks" [Unit History]
Period 1995 - 1998
Current: 92882   USAF USAF ADS F-16C Block 52 [ act]
Upon return from the ROK I was hand picked by CMsgt Dennis Fuqua to take the lead position as an Integrated Combat Turnaround Coordinator for the 57th Wing Falcon, Eagle, Strike and the 561st Wild Weasels. After about a year and a half I went back to crewing F-16s again.
920460 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center "Strike" [Unit History]
Period 2002 - 2009
Current: 920460   USNavy NAWDC F-16B Block 15 OCU [ act]
Other aircraft/assignments F-15A Eagle 75-0048 27th TFS, 1st TFW Langley AFB, VA 1978-1979.

F-4D, F-5E, A-10A, F-15C&D, F-16A&B 57th Inspection Section, 57th EMS Nellis AFB, NV 1979-1982

F-15C Eagle 79-0056 22 TFS, 36th TFW Bitburg AB, Germany 1982-1985.
Visitor Comments
hi from Andrew Lester
Andrew Lester, Feb 24, 2010 - 06:01 AM

I was your Airman in the 430TFS on 515. I'm now a Tsgt with Virginia Air National Guard at Langley AFB, VA working on the Raptor. Take Care,


Andrew How are you brother
dimpens, Jun 07, 2024 - 05:27 AM

How are you doing my friend. Sorry I have not been here in quite a while.

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