'Bitchin Betty' or 'Sexy Sally'

Post Reply
Message
Author
User avatar
TheGreenGoblin
Chief Pilot
Chief Pilot
Posts: 5807
Joined: Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:02 pm
Location: Little-Storping-in-the-Swuff

'Bitchin Betty' or 'Sexy Sally'

#1 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:29 am

I was interested to read that the Convair B-58 Hustler was probably the first aircraft to use recorded voice prompts as part of the control system.

The electronic controls were ambitious and advanced for the day. The navigator and DSO's cockpits featured wraparound dashboards with warning lights and buttons, and automatic voice messages and warnings from a tape system were audible through the helmet sets. Research during the era of all-male combat aircraft assignments revealed that a woman's voice was more likely to gain the attention of young men in distracting situations. Nortronics Division of Northrop Corporation selected actress and singer Joan Elms to record the automated voice warnings. To those flying the B-58, the voice was known as "Sexy Sally." - Wiki

https://hushkit.net/2018/02/05/f-15-pil ... hin-betty/

Joan Elms.jpg
Joan Elms.jpg (8.59 KiB) Viewed 125 times
Wikipedia names Kim Crow as the first woman to provide digitized cockpit voice warnings to military aircrews. That’s true, but it’s a truth hinging on the word “digitized.” Joan Elms was of the pre-digital age, recording her warnings on old-fashioned magnetic tape. To my knowledge, the B-58 Hustler was the first military aircraft to employ aural cockpit voice warnings, and Joan Elm’s was the voice behind them.
Bitchin Betty

A boy has never wept nor dashed a thousand kin you can play jacks. Girls do that with a soft ball and do tricks with it.

Boac
Chief Pilot
Chief Pilot
Posts: 9683
Joined: Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:12 pm
Location: Here

Re: 'Bitchin Betty' or 'Sexy Sally'

#2 Post by Boac » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:33 am

I understand 'Pull out' occasionally has some effect. :))

User avatar
TheGreenGoblin
Chief Pilot
Chief Pilot
Posts: 5807
Joined: Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:02 pm
Location: Little-Storping-in-the-Swuff

Re: 'Bitchin Betty' or 'Sexy Sally'

#3 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:36 am

Boac wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:33 am
I understand 'Pull out' occasionally has some effect. :))
My lack of understanding of that command has led to some considerable expense over the course of my life to date... =))
A boy has never wept nor dashed a thousand kin you can play jacks. Girls do that with a soft ball and do tricks with it.

User avatar
TheGreenGoblin
Chief Pilot
Chief Pilot
Posts: 5807
Joined: Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:02 pm
Location: Little-Storping-in-the-Swuff

Re: 'Bitchin Betty' or 'Sexy Sally'

#4 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:04 am

Что ты делаешь сегодня вечером, Наташа?

A boy has never wept nor dashed a thousand kin you can play jacks. Girls do that with a soft ball and do tricks with it.

Pontius Navigator
Chief Pilot
Chief Pilot
Posts: 7625
Joined: Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:17 am
Location: EGXJ Lincolnshire
Gender:
Age: 77

Re: 'Bitchin Betty' or 'Sexy Sally'

#5 Post by Pontius Navigator » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:39 pm

Cheer Up!

Post Reply