We made 5 round trips from Long
North to Bangkok
carrying troops and equipment. The runway
at Long Thanh North
about half the length and half the width of Bien Hoa's
, so it required
a bit more concentration.
On one flight in there I was quite high on
final approach. The tower controller noticed just how high we
were and inquired, "Understand you are going around?" Stacey the
copilot replied, "Uh, stand by..." but I made the landing
OK. Airplane humor.
We had a hot brake on another landing there. As a
precaution we had the tower call out a fire engine. The
tower controllers got pretty excited--maybe they'd never called out a
fire engine before.