The voice of every F-18 jet signs off after a career of ‘yelling’ at pilots.
Those who have flown and will continue to fly the F-18 Super Hornet have heard “the voice” when a warning light wasn’t enough. The sound of “Bitchin’ Betty” imploring a maneuver – NOW – has helped many a flight crew avoid disaster.
Leslie Shook, the woman behind the voice, is retiring but she’s happy that her legacy lives on in F-18 cockpits. And she’s proud that the nickname given to her voice is one of affection and respect.