US Air Force - AFMC F-16s

High-viz F-16B #78-0088 from the 412th TW at Edwards AFB [USAF photo]


  • Anonymous on 2004-Dec-01 22:54:43 Anonymous said

    It is nice to see the old girl still around an airplane patch.

    This aircraft and I have some serious time together, from 1985 to 1988 I was the Flight Chief of "B - Flight" at Luke AFB.

    I was responsible for her up-keep and condition (collectively) and I flew in this hot little momma numerous times (have some nice photos too boot).

    She was the pride of our Flight back then and some pretty cool and gifted mechanics (Crew Chiefs) "crewed her" and kept her flying.

    Nice to see she is still being used. Her old crew chiefs would be pleased to see she is still around and "dressed" so colorfully at "Eddies" airplane patch.

    Nice photo's and a good bird....Thanks for the memories.

    SMSgt. Tom Wharton, USAF (Retired 1969 - 1996)
  • Anonymous on 2004-Dec-27 06:49:38 Anonymous said


    She is a good bird, but had many "Elderly" type pains (as did ALL of the "Viper" jets)- ED from 93-96.... Glad to see she's not in the DM boneyard.
    D.G. - E&E Troop, 2A656
  • Anonymous on 2005-Aug-31 05:45:37 Anonymous said

    Tony D

    During my first assignment in the USAF and to Edwards AFB. 1987-91 She was my 3rd F-16 as a crew dog. I was an ADCC on 0088 for about 2 years. She was 1 of the first 4 chase planes to be painted this way and a C-1 flyer. I PCS'ed to Ramstein AB, GM in 1991. I PCS'ed back to Edwards in 94. As far as I know she is at DM now!

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    Wears a red and white paint scheme. Test bed for CTF high AOA.

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