Major John Waters USAF – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 630

WARBIRD RADIO – Air Combat Command’s F-16 Demonstration Team pilot Major John “Rain” Waters joins Matt Jolley on this episode of Warbird Radio LIVE!  Based at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina the F-16 demo team performs at numerous aerial events across the United States and around the world demonstrating the unique capabilities of one of the USAF’s premier multi-role fighters, the F-16 Fighting Falcon.  The team also supports the Air Force Heritage Flight, exhibiting the professional qualities the US Air Force develops in the people who fly, maintain and support these aircraft.

Major Waters and his team are preparing for their next overseas performance and will also provide some insight on the F-16 and it’s current fight.  There’s lots more in store for this episode so be sure and tune in for the live broadcast.  As always your calls and comments are welcome and encouraged.  Just use the contact information posted below.

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Air Raid Radio – Heather Penny – Episode 7

WARBIRD RADIO – On this episode, Kara and Amy welcome F-16 aviator Heather Penny.  Hear Heather’s story about flying the legendary fighter and her experience serving in the United States Air Force.  To hear the show click on the download button below or play it directly from this site.  Thanks for tuning in.

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Emmy Nominated Photographer Blair Bunting – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Episode 589

SR-71-BBWARBIRD RADIO – Advertising photographer Blair Bunting has Billboard Magazine cover credits, Emmy Award nominations and an endless list of accomplishments but in his spare time, he loves photographing warbirds.  Blair’s iconic images of the fishermen from Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, Formula 1 race cars zooming around the track and celebrities pay the bills but his love for military aviation is transcendent in his images.  Check his website (Quick Linked below) for examples of his work.

A Phoenix native, Blair’s severed as an Honorary Squadron Commander at Luke Air Force Base, flown with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds and even landed aboard a United States Navy aircraft carrier.   On this episode Matt catches up with Blair and learns about his recent work photographing the F-22, SR-71 and USAF Thunderbird’s F-16.

Matt also checks in with craftsman Mark Turcotte (USAF, RET) and finds out how his work at Imperial Pen Works is progressing.  Mark’s story is one you won’t forget.  Trust us…

Podcast posted below.  Thanks for listening.  Next LIVE broadcast 2/16/16

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QUICK LINK:  Imperial Pen Works

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USAF Thunderbird Major Scott Petz – Warbird Radio LIVE! – 7/7/15 – 8pm ET

Scott-PetzWARBIRD RADIO – On this episode Matt Jolley welcomes Major Scott Petz from the United States Air Force Thunderbirds flight demonstration team.  Since 1953 millions of people have witnessed the Thunderbirds demonstrations, and in turn, they’ve seen the pride, professionalism and dedication of hundreds of thousands of Airmen serving at home and abroad.  Hear Major Petz story and click the link below for more information on the world famous USAF Thunderbirds.

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Photo courtesy of the USAF

Northrop Grumman’s SABR Brings 5th Generation Fighter Radar To F-16

SABRRadarWARBIRD RADIO – Northrop Grumman’s Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) designed for the F-16 fighter aircraft recently demonstrated its autonomous, all-environment precision targeting capability, which will enhance the aircraft’s mission capabilities.  The capability, known as Auto Target Cueing (ATC), uses high-definition synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images to locate and prioritize targets of interest and display them to the pilot. The active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar architecture allows it to carry out this function while performing other tasks at the same time.

“With SABR, we have built on our F-35 radar investment to bring fifth generation fighter radar capabilities such as ATC to the F-16,” said Joseph Ensor, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman’s Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Targeting Systems Division. “Features like ATC, along with the F-35 modes that we have ported to SABR, will enable greater mission effectiveness, reduce pilot workload and provide a better level of situational awareness than F-16 pilots have ever had.”

SABR’s a multifunction AESA radar designed specifically for F-16 retrofit. SABR provides longer detection and tracking ranges, high-resolution SAR maps for all-environment precision targeting, interleaved mode operations for greater situational awareness and greater reliability.

Northrop Grumman has nearly four decades of F-16 radar development and integration experience, and has delivered more than 6,000 fire control radars to U.S. and international air forces. The company also supplies the AESA fire control radars for the F-16 Block 60, F-22 and F-35 aircraft.

QUICK LINK:  Northrop Grumman


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