The aircraft shown on the right is a record setter.
Built in 1985, “Lethal Lady” has been in the air longer than any other F-16. Currently flown by the Green Mountain Boys of the Vermont ANG, she has logged more the 7000 hours in the air. She has flown in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Now she slated for the glue factory.
Rather than meeting this ignoble fate,
Senator Leahy (D-VT) has called for the Lady to be preserved.
“It would be better to put the aircraft on display at the Vermont Guard or at the National Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.”
If you want this piece of aviation history to be saved, contact the Senator at the link above and voice your opinion.
The photo is when 83-1165 [Photo by Gary Chambers] was with the Indiana ANG. If any of you Green Mountain Boys have a current picture, please post it here. If you ever crewed her or flew her feel free to send pictures as well. Thanks.