One of the best stories was one of our test flights, with our craziest test pilot; (Rank back then) Major Chuck Killberg. The man was fearless and perfect for what we tested.
He took a dignitary on a night test flight in 81-0816 when we started testing the Auto Terrain feature. He turned the jet sideways and slid it through a break in the mountains just big enough to fit through (sideways). The words and language that came out of the mouth of the dignitary cannot be repeated here, or anywhere. I'm reasonably sure the man had to change out his drawers after the flight.. It's a little sad to see her on a pole in Atlantic City, but I guess that's better than in a boneyard somewhere...like 81-0688, my other jet.