Electronic Warfare Officer

B-52 EWO recalls the exercise where BUFF crews flying at low-level penetrated NORAD without any losses after fooling its massive surveillance system (and they did it for three years in a row)

B-52 EWO recalls the exercise where BUFF crews flying at low-level penetrated NORAD without any losses after fooling its massive surveillance system (and they did it for three years in a row)

B-52 modified for low-level flight The B-52 Stratofortress was America’s first long-range, swept-wing heavy bomber. It began as an intercontinental,… Read More

5 months ago

F-4 WSO tells the story of when his pilot fell asleep during a ferry flight of four Phantom IIs from Kadena AB to Clark AB and their F-4 drifted out of formation

What happens if a fighter jet pilot fell asleep while flying? More than half of airline and commercial pilots have… Read More

11 months ago

B-52 pilot describes how BUFF aircrews trained to fly a Stratofortress low level sortie against Soviets

The low-level run was flown in one of the defined low level routes set aside for SAC’s use, such as… Read More

2 years ago

EF-111A EWO explains why the Raven aerial kill scored during Operation Desert Storm was a low-altitude maneuvering kill and not an F-15C air-to-air victory

‘Out of the black night, a bright, orange, twisting, tumbling fireball flashes forward into our right two-o-clock as Jim keeps… Read More

2 years ago

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… Read More

3 years ago

Meet Capt. Aaron “Brutus” Tindall, first USAF airman to graduate from Navy Airborne Electronic Attack weapons school

Capt. Aaron “Brutus” Tindall, 390th Electronic Combat Squadron EA-18G Growler weapons officer, became the first Airman to graduate from the… Read More

3 years ago

Former Electronic Warfare Officer explains why the F-4G was the best Wild Weasel aircraft USAF Has ever Had

“In all ways the F-16 Weasels were technically very inferior to the F-4G, although the F-16 as a fighter outperforms… Read More

4 years ago

“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… Read More

5 years ago

VX-9 EA-18G CREW RTBs BLINDED 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… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago