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Aircraft: 87-0248
LM Aero T/V 5C-509
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87248
F-16C Block 30F
Current USAF 87248
F-16C Block 30F
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
29 Jul 1988 [act] 87248 F-16C Block 30F
Aug 1988 [act] 87248 USAF 614 TFS 'TJ' F-16C Block 30F
Nov 1990 [act] 87248 USAF 614 TFS 'TJ' F-16C Block 30F
Deployment: Desert Storm

Flew 60 missions
Feb 1992 [act] 87248 USAF 512 FS 'RS' F-16C Block 30F
Jul 1994 [act] 87248 USAF 138 FS 'NY' F-16C Block 30F
Oct 1999 [act] 87248 USAF 182 FS 'SA' F-16C Block 30F

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SrA. Mick Bretz

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614th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Lucky Devils" , 1989 - 1991
I had the privelage to be the crew chief of Maj. Jeff "Tico" Tice. Outsatnding pilot and friend. His plane was hit by a SAM on Jan 19 1991 and was a POW for 46 days.

SSgt. Jason Blataric

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182nd Fighter Squadron "Valor Honer/Lone Star Gunfighters" , 2004 -

TSgt. Jason Blataric

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149th Fighter Wing , 2005 - 2008
I was proud of this one. It was my first jet to have my name on the right canopy sill, and my nickname "Batman". I also spray-painted round bat symbols on the hubcaps and had various Batman decals inside several maintenance doors. I even painted my ear defenders a flat black, and painted the "Batman Begins" bat logo in chrome on each ear cup. My only regret was not doing a Batman-themed travel pod.

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
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