F-16's with VFC-13?

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Unread post12 May 2022, 08:26

Some great video footage from Lackland with their good looking Vipers and visitors to this interesting base in Texas;



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Unread post12 May 2022, 08:35

Makes sense. Many of the reservists at -13 were active duty guys in Fallon and flew the A/B as I did. There will be an immediate low level of corporate knowledge there. Almost none of the guys in -204 flew it previously (they mostly don't come from Fallon, other than current skipper and XO who both did fly the viper when we were all in Fallon). I don't know that this was in the calculus that arrived at this alternate conclusion, but it will probably be a good decision.
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Unread post30 Oct 2022, 15:50

Boman wrote:Would anyone know any tailnumbers and previous units by any chance?


First batch delivered to Fallon, and since sighted at -13 are:
86-0239 (AF-301) - Hill Grey (or is it called Depot Grey now?)
86-0256 (AF-???)
87-0317 (AF-???)

From there, there have been at least another 3-4 jets come in and of them at least one is now flying with -13:
86-0279 (AF-???) - this is finished in the Have Glass V scheme, with Red Markings; this is expected to become the defacto standard.

86-0279.jpg


As for the whole list of jets this may just be rubbish, but the listing I was passed looks something like:
F-16C-32C: 86-0210, -0214, -0215, -0218, -0236, -0238, -0239, -0252, -0256 (9)
F-16C-32D: 86-0279, -0285, -0292, -0296 (4)
F-16C-32H: 87-0293, -0297, -0299, -0301, -0311 (5)
F-16C-32J: 87-0317 (1)
... but by my math, that is one jet short of 20!

F-16D-25B: 83-1183 (1)
F-16D-25C: 84-1322 (1)
F-16D-25D: 84-1325, -1326 (2)
F-16D-25F: 84-1379, 85-1514 (2)

I believe all of these are ex-195FS


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Unread post05 Dec 2022, 22:12

F-16C_B32D_VFC-13_Dec22.jpg
F-16C Block 32D (860279) VFC-13 Naval Air Station Fallon 2 December 2022 (US Navy)
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Unread post05 Dec 2022, 23:17

Not F-16D 84-1379, she is a write off in 1991...
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Unread post06 Dec 2022, 05:58

Nice lookin jet!
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Unread post06 Dec 2022, 15:49

I know the "Navy" does thing differently but to me the Star and Bars Insignia just looks out of place where it's at. :2c: :cheers:
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Unread post06 Dec 2022, 17:22

Sending the F-5s out with a bang maybe??...VFC-13 did the flyover at a Cincinnati Bengals home game last month. Buddy of mine there said they were "WICKED low and WICKED fast!" :shock: 8) 8)
(video by Twitter user Thenewarea51)

https://twitter.com/thenewarea51/status ... 4054516736
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Unread post06 Dec 2022, 23:07

Known VFC-13 F-16C Block 32 (all ex 195th FS AZ ANG) fighter aircraft are:

BuNo 860215/AF-322
BuNo 860239/AF-301
BuNo 860256
BuNo 860279/AF-13
BuNo 870317
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