Bob Kelly was a seasoned Navy Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) who had come up through the Phantom and was also current in the Tomcat. ... Of course, I never dreamed I would actually have the opportunity fly in the back seat of an F-4, so when Bob told me he might be able ... As a bonus, we were to be paired up with a PTC F-l4 during part of our flight. ... then the mains and we were airborne, gear up, accelerating 50 feet over the runway with the air station boundary approaching fast.
|Title||:||F-4 Phantom II Society|
|Publisher||:||Turner Publishing Company - 2001|