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"holloman air force" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"That's where the ejection seat does this job most times exactly. Yes, exactly. So that was that was one of the biggest things eyes. Aircraft got faster towards the end of World War two and beyond. The pilot's just couldn't get out of the airplanes anymore. With the wind blast, they just could not physically overcome that wind blast to be able to get out of the aircraft and That was what led to the to the development of the ejection seat in the first place. We've had Tico Thais on the show. I don't know if you recognize his name. He was shot down on his second mission during Desert Storm and a great storyteller, Eileen and he. He describes that point where he I think, he said it was based on flying burning cigar, and he had to make the decision to toe punch out. But the way he describes it, because of what time does when, when you're stressed like that, folks, we've been in a car accident, maybe recognize how things just sort of compressed and slow down. He was totally convinced in his mind that nothing was working with the ejection seat. And it wasn't till he was out and under deployed canopies that he realized that what he thought had taken 13 minutes was just a matter of seconds. That's interesting. Yeah, I've heard other people talk about that that compression of time and and also not necessarily remembering everything that went on during the ejection seat. But all of a sudden they're looking up in the canopy it I think it depends on how low they are to the ground and how quickly things happen. But I have heard other people describe that compression of time and I was in a bad car accident where I kind of got spun around and everything I kind of get a sense of that because it seemed that same way it seems like I was spinning forever. Even though it was probably only a fraction of a second. The maybe this is right, but things how you're an expert on all things aviation. One of the rumors. I've heard you tell me if it's true or not, you can on Lee upon. It can only object so many times before their basic taken off of light roster is that Just because you don't want people keep breaking planes or because just the impact that has on the human body I mean that the divorce I don't think we have is many pilots who used to have multiple ejections anymore. That used to be a relatively common thing that pilots would have ejected two or three times from an aircraft, especially test pilots. But I know um you know, pilots like we're flying like the F 100. I know many pilots who flew F one hundreds in the early days, and it was not unusual for a lot of those folks to have at least two ejections. Um, so but but it does every time you object, even though it's it's relatively safe, and the ejection seats are much better, too. Day than they were 50 years ago. But it is still dangerous. If you're not, you know, in the exact right position. You go out in a high wind blast. There's ah you know, it compresses your spine is you go out and so you know, some people survive just fine with absolutely no injuries at all. And then But then other people do you know, over time, They may not notice it right away. But they do. It starts to accumulate, so So at some point you anybody who rejected two or three times is probably quaint. If you have some back issues at a minimum, I specifically mentioned the sled there and Alamogordo at Holloman Air Force Base, because for a little while, where we using humans to test ejection seats, and then someone figured out, that's not such a good idea. We never use humans to test ejection seats on the test. Track it home and I do believe I would have to go back and look, But I do believe we did have some live ejection test ejection seat test from aircraft back in the day, but there were not. It was not many. On. I know you. Kay did a few asses. Well, well, I guess you really had to make someone angry to get violent, violent. Told for that job Only when we come back. I do want to talk about your book and some of the the just fascinating evolutionary technologies. You exposing that book. We're gonna get got a little bit more. I want to talk about your experience on a certain to particular craft from particular when we come back. Ladies and gentlemen, is your host Ben Bueller. Garcia. We're joined by Eileen Bjorkman, an expert on all things aviation's to ground. Governor Gavin Newsom recall effort We had the last week all here in this state 1st 150 years here the election for Gray Davis and must move with some guy named Arnold wanted for what's next to talk about the potential recall Sacramento's news 93.1 kfbk. What would they say? If you got your next car without any trouble at all? Brilliant. What if there were three locations with the choice of more than 600 cars Brilliant least..
"holloman air force" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Welcome to American Warrior radio. Thank you for having me on. Okay. Can I just call you Eileen from now? Because Bjorkman is a lot for my German Spanish tongue. No, Eileen is fine. Okay? You think if I got roll my R's You think I could do Bjorkman? But I learned a real pleasure. We've been waiting to have you on for a while. Our chat today was inspired by your book, UN Forgotten in the Gulf of Tonkin. A story of the U. S military's commitment to leave no one behind. But before we get into that, colonel permission to geek out a little bit. Yes. You're the expert on all things aviation lot. I want to know. So first of all, tell us the difference because I don't know the difference between a test pilot and a flight test engineer. So a test pilot is, you know, I think what most of the public thinks of when they check Yeager, Neil Armstrong. Your folks like that They're actually piloting the aircraft. There's quite a few other People behind the scenes that are doing things we have flight test navigators. Now we even have remote pilot remote pilot aircraft operators of combat systems operators. There's also flight test engineers. People like me who are engineers and we train in the back seat. We way fly in the backseat of aircraft. We sit in control rooms and help plan test help conduct the tests during the test, and then Help with the mostly are responsible for the writing of the report of, Um uh, reducing the data, and then you're coming to conclusions and writing a report on the test pilot certainly help with all of that. But the engineers are the ones behind the scenes kind of putting everything together. Obviously, we don't want things to go wrong in the heat of battle, So it's important that I think I heard accorded you saying That's why we test so our war fighters can be their best. What inspired Eileen to get in the cockpit. A lot of it was just early in my career in the air Force. My eyes weren't good enough to go to pilot training, but not long before. I don't know. Not long after I drink there. Of course I started to realize. But if you're going to be in the air force, you should probably fly. I considered trying to go to Navigator training. But then I met somebody who told me about test pilot school that you could actually go is an engineer. You don't have to be a pilot. That was news to me. And then that person also steered me into learning about flight testing and a unit at Holloman Air Force Base that in those days was testing a nurse, a lab systems and I was able to get a job. There really liked it, and everything kind of went from there. Said. You still love it. You own your own acrobatic plane. You fly that regularly. I'm guessing I do. I later became a civilian pilot took a while for it to the Aero Club's that the Air Force has was able to get my private pilot's license and other things and then later became a flight instructor and then took up aerobatics at some point. I bought my airplane. My first decathlon I bought in 1994. So now Eileen Ben's dumb question. The show's gonna come early today because you're flying F Force F sixteens. Big Early planes, but you still have to get a private. I mean, don't the f A A Just say OK thing flying it for Eileen, you can fly up. You know a lawnmower with wings or not necessarily know? Not necessarily because I was not flying. Therefore is a pilot If I had been an air force pilot, Yes, dear, of course, will automatically grant you a commercial pilot's license If you've gone to pilot training, but I never went to pilot training Breakthrough test pilot school. I only flew in the back seat so well. I did get some stick time and would occasionally the pilots would allow me to fly, and there were some flights that the engineers were expected to fly on. And I did not have pilot time from the air, Of course, so I had to do all that on my own. Now your book was, I'll say It was a pleasant surprise for me because I expected to read a story. But I got so much more. And during the pre interview, we talk a little bit. I lied about how you and I had had walks from common dirt. Um, you know, I mentioned my visit to Holloman Air Force Base. I got to see the sled there on display at the museum and then also, I was doing a tour of Ah Davis Month and Air Force based workshop where they worked on the ejection seats. And one thing I'll never forget about that. Eileen is when you walk in out anytime you move from room to room, there's this copper plate next the door and you have to always comes, You know, keep touching that to ground yourself because of the danger of something just inadvertently going boom, so ejection seats. Fascinating story. Amazing but scares the heck out of me. Yes. Oh, yeah, They're very volatile. So that was why you were tapping the copper bar. I had forgotten about that. There, you know, a spark consent off a squib, which then ignites a rocket that can you know, of course re Catholic. If you don't want it to be going off at that point, But even though they're very volatile, Yeah, there's lots of safeguards in place is you saw To prevent accidents from happening, and when you need that ejection seat, it's ready to go and it'll it'll get out of the aircraft in a hurry, but that I mentioned because that in particular when you talk about the technological developments that have led to improved combat, search and rescue, you know, one of the most basic things has been able to get the pilot of the plane safely..
Trump administration to send U.S. cellphones a test alert on Thursday
"And get somebody just texted me and said, you better watch it about informing people how to disable amber alerts and all that on on your phone because we operate at the pleasure of the FCC. Unlike other businesses, accept airlines and things like that that that operate under the the view the FAA. Our license is granted, and I know first amendment Schmertz amendment. You don't have a right to just put up a stick at six forty amplitude modulations six hundred forty kilohertz and start broadcasting rust. You can't do that. If c c regulates that and also regulates things that go out of my pie hole into this microphone right there. And so I'm going to back off on informing you, but if you want to you can just do a Google search for disable alerts IOS, Android, you know, whatever it's actually pretty simple. But anyway, I'll get to the Russia. China thing let's kind of a deal. But I I guess this is a lot more serious than than I thought it is. It is a it's a done deal here. It's going to happen on Thursday, the very first presidential alert. The Trump administration is going to send all US cellphones. Attest alert on Thursday. The Trump administration will send a message to all US cell phones on Thursday to test a previously unused alert system that aims to warn the public about national emergencies. The message will bear the headline presidential alert the Federal Emergency Management agency or fee Ma said in a statement this week the phones will make loud tone and have a special vibration said FEMA, which will send the alert the test message, which will be at two eighteen PM eastern daylight time that would be eleven eighteen AM Pacific standard time in Los Angeles on Thursday at eleven eighteen AM, you will get a message were they super special vibration, and it will read quote all caps. This is a test. The normal case of the national wireless. Emergency alert system. No action is needed close quote. The test has been scheduled to ensure that the alert system would work in the event of national emergency US cellphone users will not be able to opt out so start the freaking out at this point. I you know, that the people from the far left and the far-right are gonna this is red meat. This is absolute red meat. And like I said the back story here is that. This debate took place in the fifties. And the sixties about should we have a national A-Bomb alert. Should there be one day just like they did in the Soviet Union, and they do in China till this day? Should it be one day? Everybody goes into a bunker. They they find out where the nearest bunker the workplace or they're tiny dreary little apartment in Moscow is and all that we never did that never did. Because it it the in the end behind closed doors between the Pentagon and President Eisenhower. The the whole thing was what's the point? There used to be you can still see to this day around Los Angeles that that upside down pyramid that gold upside down pyramid. And it says CD civil defense. Civil defence used to be a big deal. There were there were you had blocked captains and things like that was sort of an outgrowth World War Two. And then it went away for a long time. It's still maintain. Paned? There were these bunkers, and they had long term storage for fresh water and all this, but you know, no Cold War anymore since Ninety-one ish. Decreased nuclear threat, we really haven't recharge civil defense. We haven't worked out the civil defense muscle. And part of the reason like I say was because the powers that be said is it worth the conspiracy theorists in the panic? You know, what are we getting out of this? If we did this it would be expensive people would take a hours off from work in. What what really is is the purpose. What are we getting out of it? So we never did that. And then like I say we also for the same reason the the Russians sent. People at their workplaces and at homes, this this vitamin called potassium iodate because it can it helps people in the aftermath of a nuclear war shed radiation that they might be absorbed. We never did it because there is a vocal tiny minority that starts screaming. What does the government know? How come? They're not telling us, they must know something. No one would just do this. And that and that's the reason. And by the way, you you want the latest evidence of that. Why is the FBI taken over that solar observatory in Albuquerque New Mexico outside of Holloman Air Force, but we'll get to that a little later. But that's absolutely this evidence of that FEMA camps. Remember those FEMA camps. So the president is going to do this for the first time ever. He's ordered at FEMA is going to do it for the first time ever on Thursday. You cannot opt out of it. And between now. And then you you watch everything from. From. I'm thinking of I'm trying to think of some very far left websites. Daily Cho's up in the bay area. Huge huge liberal website. That this is Trump's abuse of power. He must know something. And also, why would he be doing this? If he didn't intend to go to nuclear war with the North Koreans point in fact, if if an ICBM if they wash on fifteen or forty of them one of them with an actual nuke at thirty nine of them decoys they were launched from North Korea on a ballistic path towards the United States. You would be getting that presidential alert. If as long as it's somewhere on the laminate as long as someone somewhere said, oh, yeah. That's that's right thing. Number twelve alert the American people, but but this is the part where when you war game at and we're talking about a missile with a forty five minute time of flight to the east coast and about a thirty nine minute time of flight here, the west coast, and in the they go through all the procedures to retaliate and the whole thing. What would you be doing? I mean, you got you. You would get that alert. And by the way, just like a weather alert or an amber alert, it's not just a tone at center tone, and it can send an audio message. Some if you're driving down the seven ten to insert name of freeway here in Los Angeles area and you hear a tone. You've never heard and you can't override it. You cannot meet your phone, this overrides, your settings and a vibration, you've never heard you're you're gonna feel it felt you're gonna feel it on Thursday. And then a recorded voice of the president comes on saying an impending nuclear attack is going is targeting the California coastal cities of San Diego, Los Angeles. And San Francisco we may not even get the the current emergency broadcast system alert yet on that. But but part of the war gaming on this is why would we send that message? What are you gonna do? What would you do pull over and get under an overpass? Something mean, what would you do? What what what good is knowing? You call and say so long love you, man. But that's the other problem. You know, what would go down a second after that presidential alert the cell system. So my bold prediction eleven eighteen AM on Thursday. The first presidential alert is going to be