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Tag: Electronic Warfare Officer

"I don't wanna make it just like 3 balls:" hear rendition of U.S. Navy’s pilots plan to draw sky penis
"What did you do on your flight?" the pilot joked in response to the EWO's suggestion. "Oh, we turned dinosaurs into sky penises." Geoff Ziezulewicz at Navy Times obtained a cockpit transcript of the pair of U.S. Naval Aviators behind the infamous penis “skydrawing” episode of 2017. "Draw a giant penis. That...
BUFF driver explains how it was flying the B-52 on a low level training sortie
In 1980s, with the enhancement of the Russian air defense systems, the only way to perform an effective B-52 strike against Soviets was penetrating the target area avoiding the radar detection by performing a low level flight After it became operational in 1955, the B-52 remained the main long-range heavy bomber of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Strategic Air Command...
VX-9 EA-18G crew RTBs blined and frozen after Growler's ECS failed in flight
Flying blind, the EA-18G crew relied on a Garmin watch for navigation back to Whidbey Island. Breathing on oxygen from emergency equipment, they almost ran out of air by the time they landed Crew members of a U.S. Navy EA-18G assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Nine (VX-9) were injured when their jet’s environmental control system (ECS) failed during...
The incredible story of the F-4G Wild Weasel that dodged 6 SAMs in few seconds During Operation Desert Storm
"I looked in the direction of the launch indication on the scope and saw a sight I'd never hoped to see. SA-2 missiles were headed towards us!," Jim Schreiner, former F-4G Wild Weasel pilot The F-4G Wild Weasel was a modified F-4E fighter with its cannon replaced by AN/APR-47 electronic warfare equipment. Its mission was to attack enemy air defenses,...

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