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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0305

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Aircraft: 87-0305
LM Aero T/V 5C-566
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87305
F-16C Block 32H
Current USAF 87305
F-16C Block 32H
Status [i/a]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
12 Jan 1989 [act] 87305 F-16C Block 32H
13 Jan 1989 [act] 87305 USAF 57 FWW 'WA' F-16C Block 32H
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 57 FWW
01 Oct 1991 [act] 87305 USAF 422 TES 'WA' F-16C Block 32H
Jun 1996 [act] 87305 USAF USAF ADS F-16C Block 32H
Special characteristics:
  • Display team: Thunderbirds
Thunderbird single-seater in the 1992 - 2007 timeframe. Had number 2 attached on June 11th, 1999. Was probably a brief replacement for F-16C #87-0329 during the 1999 season. But wore number 1 on April 1st, 2005, so seems back in service.
09 Feb 2010 [i/a] 87305 USAF 82 TRW F-16C Block 32H
At Sheppard AFB as a GF-16C for the crew chief school. The aircraft was to go to AMARC but Sheppard AFB was able to secure this F-16 and F-16D 86-0039. A one time flight only was granted to move the aircraft.

Crew Chief Comments

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TSgt. Israel Aguila

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422nd Test & Evaluation Squadron "Green Bats" , 1992 - 1995
This jet was my first F-16. I was assigned to it as Assistant Dedicated Crew Chief around February 1992 when I was assigned to my first base "Nellis AFB, NV" and my first active duty unit "Viper". After months of working, shining and wiping it, the T-Birds took it from me :(. It has been a proud T-Bird for years. I was really proud that my jet was good enough to be a T-Bird!

2nd Lt. Jeremy Curbey

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USAF - Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" , 2003 - 2007

SSgt. Rod LeBlanc

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USAF - Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" , -
Thunderbird #7

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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