Aircraft Photo of 87-0318 / AF87-318 | General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon | USA - Air Force | AirHistory.net
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:87-0318
Serial Painted:AF87-318
Aircraft Original Type:General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
Aircraft Generic Type:General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
Aircraft Version:General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Unit Markings:176 FS / 115 FW / Wisconsin ANG
C/n (msn):5C-579
Location
City / Airport:Madison - Dane County Regional / Truax FieldMap
Region / Country:Wisconsin, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KMSN   IATA: MSN   Local: MSN / WI94   Other: -
 
Photo Date:9 May 2017
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID: 118027
Photographer's Remark

Wisconsin is known as the Badger state, and Truax Field, home of the 176th Fighter Squadron, is situated very close to the capital of the State, Madison. So the Air National Guard squadron proudly wear a Badger tail design and a red Madison fintip, both to show respect to the State and Capital. In the ready room of the squadron, a taxidermy Badger can be found. And the tradition is that a pilot touches this Badger before every flight.

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