by Jerry T.
In 1968, I started working at General Dynamics in Fort Worth. My first job was in the mail room, and my weekly net pay was $82. I remember one day in the mid-1970s, we all went to the flight line to watch the F-16 do some flight maneuvers. We wondered why the plane kept circling and would not land. Then, we were told the landing gears were stuck closed and the plane had to do a slide landing on the grass. However, the pilot was okay and the plane landed safely.