YF-16 and FSD Aircraft

YF-16 no. 2, #01568, in rollout scheme Note that the first flag on the aircraft is the Iranian one. [USAF photo]


  • Mike on 2008-Apr-11 21:22:24 Mike said

    I was on duty at CAFB May 8, 1975

    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.

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    First flight on 09/05/1974

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