F-16 Reference

F-16 Aircraft Database

Airframe Details for F-16 #86-0228

[Back to F-16 Aircraft Database menu | Missing Photos | Hall of Fame]

F-16 Aircraft Profile

Aircraft: 86-0228
LM Aero T/V 5C-334
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 86228
F-16C Block 30C
Current USAF AAFG0674
F-16C Block 30C
Status [sto]

⇦ Copy-paste this code to link this airframe from our forum

Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
16 Jul 1987 [act] 86228 F-16C Block 30C
Aug 1987 [act] 86228 USAF 480 TFS 'SP' F-16C Block 30C
Unknown [act] 86228 USAF 23 TFS 'SP' F-16C Block 30C
Dec 1991 [act] 86228 USAF 149 TFS 'VA' F-16C Block 30C
15 Mar 1992 [act] 86228 USAF 149 FS 'VA' F-16C Block 30C
30 Jan 2001 [msh] 86228 USAF 149 FS 'VA' F-16C Block 30C
Collided with F-16D (#85-1572), but both had landed safely at Langley AFB, Virginia. They were flying at 18:45 hours with night vision goggles over Cape Charles, Virginia when they hit. A wing was taken from the D-model and attached to the C-model so that it could fly home safely. The D-model was taken from Langley AFB by truck to Hill AFB, Utah where it was repaired over the next two years.
Unknown [act] 86228 USAF 149 FS 'VA' F-16C Block 30C
Jun 2006 [act] 86228 USAF 175 FS F-16C Block 30C
26 May 2010 [sto] AAFG0674 USAF AMARC F-16C Block 30C
Some sources have this airframe having left AMARG in November of 2021. More info needed.

Crew Chief Comments

Create your own Crew Chief Profile
If you crewed this jet and want to leave a comment, you can create your own profile in our Crew Chief Profiles section.

SMSgt. Steve Kausal

Crew Chief Profile
480th Fighter Squadron "Warhawks" , 1987 - 1990
I was the 1st ever ADCC on this jet. we got them new from the factory when Spangdahlem converted from the F-4E's to the F-16C. it had about 16 hours in the forms when it arrived. I had 3 DCC's during that time, a SSgt chick, a SSgt we called "Country" and then some Guy that made SSgt before me, that went on to be a State Trooper somewhere.

MSgt. Dave Chamberlin

Crew Chief Profile
149th Fighter Squadron , 1991 - 1993
The technician I crewed this jet with is now running the Guard F-22 flightline at Langley.

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
Any aircraft or serials missing from this list? Did you see incorrect, incomplete, or outdated data?
Add your corrections at the bottom of this page or send them to us!
[Back to the F-16 Aircraft Database]

Errors and Omissions

Please use this form to add any list any error or omissions you find in the above text.

Note: your comments will be displayed immediately on this page. If you wish to send a private comment to the webmasters, please use the Contact Us link.