The cover of this book depicts a "Bubble Check." This one is being performed by an ADC Pilot of an F-102 at risk to himself and to the radar site where the bubble is located. The risk was that he could be disciplined and the site could be damaged if he miscalculated. Why did they do it? ADC Pilots regularly talked by radio to the men and women stationed at the sites. The pilots knew of the isolation and loneliness experienced by the personnel assigned to these sites. Pilots would occasionally request a bubble check as a way of creating a change of pace and a show of appreciation for these men and women. If a check was approved by the site and it was only denied if there was a high ranking visitor, the pilot would come in low on the deck and kick in his afterburner. This caused a tremendous boom rattling windows and shaking sleeping personnel from their beds. People working outside would be startled. they now had something new to talk about.
Steve Weatherly, Radar and Communications Officer, 689th Radar Squadron, Mt Hebo Air Force Station, Oregon."The Peacekeepers is not a radar textbook, but rather the story of Air Force people that committed themselves successfully to the air defense of the nation for well over three decades as members of ADC. We can be easaed with the result. There was no attack against the United States."
The Peacekeepers by Jack Miller
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Name The Peacekeepers by Jack Miller SKU 04-1135