The White Falcon

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The White Falcon - 04.04.1980, Blaðsíða 5

The White Falcon - 04.04.1980, Blaðsíða 5
April 4, 1980 The White Falcon Page 5 makes the ^vhen the scrambles have never seen so much teamwork and hustle," he stated. As a result of their quick turn to another aircraft, Capt. Snelgrove and his Weapon Systems Officer, Capt. Jim Davenport were able to in- tercept a Soviet "Bear" bomber air- craft in Icelandic airspace east of Hofn. "If we had been delayed a few minutes more on the ground, we could have ended up in a tail chase on the Bear and he might have gotten away." 'The maintenance alert force res- ponsible for Sloe Gin 02's re-launcl] was made up by MSgt. Doug Hueber, SSgt. Lawrence Aiello, SrA George Martinez, SrA Luc Bedard, and SrA Richard Wilson. "I was really impressed," com- mented Lt. Col. Barry Swarts, Squad- ron Operations Officer, "We had written 02 off and thought 01 -would have to go single ship. It might be possible to abort a Phantom and get airborne faster than 02 did, but I've never heard of it." SCRAMBLE—(counter clockwise from opposite page) Capt. Don Snelgrove (foreground) and Capt. Jim Davenport relax in the Vth's Alert facility. The scramble is on and the two men prepare by donning their flying suits. The men responsible for the quick re-launch of the 02 are (from left to right) MSgt. Doug Hueber, SrA. Luc Bedard, SrA. Richard Wilson, SSgt. Lawrence Aiello and SrA. George Martinez. Final preperations are made on the aircraft by crew members before the pilots are strapped in and clear- ed to take off.

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