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Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0329

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Aircraft: 87-0329
LM Aero T/V 5C-590
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 87329
F-16C Block 32J
Current USAF 87329
F-16C Block 32J
Status [i/a]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
24 Mar 1989 [act] 87329 F-16C Block 32J
25 Mar 1989 [act] 87329 USAF FWS 'WA' F-16C Block 32J
Oct 1991 [act] 87329 USAF USAF ADS F-16C Block 32J
Special characteristics:
  • Display team: Thunderbirds
Thunderbird single-seater in the 1992 - 2008 timeframe. Had number 5 attached on April 1st, 1993; number 2 on March 3rd, 2003, number 2 on April 1st, 2005 and number 7 on April 1st, 2006. Was probably briefly replaced by F-16C #87-0305 during the 1999 season.
22 Mar 2010 [i/a] 87329 USAF 82 TRW F-16C Block 32J
Bulkhead cracks resulted in aircraft being sent to Sheppard AFB, Texas as a ground instructional trainer instead of being returned to fighter duty.

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SSgt. Seth Little

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USAF - Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" , 2006 -

MSgt. Chris Lemonds

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USAF - Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" , 2002 - 2003

SMSgt. Dan Hager

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USAF - Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" , 1999 - 2002

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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