Emergency over North Sea: cockpit recording lets you hear aircrew ejecting from an F-4D Phantom jet
The cockpit audio you can find below in the form of video with trancript was recorded in 1975, during a flight that ended with the ejection of a pilot and a WSO (Weapon System Officer) out of a U.S. Air Force F-4D Phantom, about 80 miles off the coast of England. It was uploaded to Youtube with some background photo by the son of the pilot who says: “Both my dad and his navigator were rescued […]”
The recording starts with “Trest 11” a flight of three Phantom jet performing air-to-air training before (at 04:00 min) one of the F-4s suffers a compressor stall.
Hear the rest of the advendure unfolding.
Image credit: U.S. Air Force