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Aircraft: 87-0303
LM Aero T/V 5C-564
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87303
F-16C Block 32H
Current USAF 87303
F-16C Block 32H
Status [scr]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
22 Dec 1988 [act] 87303 F-16C Block 32H
Jan 1989 [act] 87303 USAF FWS 'WA' F-16C Block 32H
01 Oct 1991 [act] 87303 USAF 57 FW 'WA' F-16C Block 32H
Jan 1993 [act] 87303 USAF USAF ADS F-16C Block 32H
Special characteristics:
  • Display team: Thunderbirds
Thunderbird single-seater in the 1992 - 2007 timeframe. Had number 1 attached on April 1st, 1993. Was a probably replacement for F-16C #87-0293 and was probably replaced itself by F-16C #87-0323 for a brief time. Was assigned the number 1 in 2004 again, had the number 3 in the 2005 season and number 6 in the 2006 season.
19 Feb 2010 [sto] AAFG0629 USAF AMARC F-16C Block 32H
19 Dec 2017 [scr] 87303 F-16C Block 32H
Scrapped at HFV West in Tucson.

Crew Chief Comments

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TSgt. John Berlan

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USAF - Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" , 1992 - 1994

TSgt. Scott Grabham

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USAF - Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" , 2005 - 2007
Thunderbird #3 '05, #6 '06, best jet I ever crewed, was very lucky to have it for 2 years straight.

MSgt. Chris Lemonds

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USAF - Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" , 2003 - 2003

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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