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Tag: Zulu Alert Scramble

"LIMA ALPHA ZERO ONE, Tango Scramble Two!" F-15 Driver describes what it's like Sitting Hot Alert in the Cold War
"For 15 years (1977-92) sitting 24-hour air defense - codenamed Zulu - alert was a fact of life for an Eagle Driver at Bitburg," Doug Dildy, former F-15 Driver "For 15 years (1977-92) sitting 24-hour air defense - codenamed Zulu - alert was a fact of life for an F-15 Driver at Bitburg." As explained by Steve Davies and Doug Dildy...
During Zulu Alert Scrambles the F-4 Phantoms had to be airborne within 5 minutes of horn going off Taken in a West Germany air base in the 1970s the gorgeous video in this post shows a typical Cold War Era scramble performed by a couple of U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-4E Phantoms on "Zulu Alert." Noteworthy Zulu Alert is the air-sovereignty mission...

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