I was on duty the day Neil flew the prototype and had to bring it in between Carswell and General Dynamics. I was in the fire department tower when the red phone rang. An excited voice on the other end informed me the pilot had a problem with his landing gear. They wanted to know how long it would take for the fire department to foam the runway. I told him approximately 5 minutes. I guess that was too long, because Neil brought the F-16 in and landed it on its belly. It was truly amazing. I guess that said not only something about the aircraft, but the bravery of Neil as well.
Posted by Guest on Fri 11 Apr 2008 09:22:24 PM CEST