212 – The Tornado ADV
Guest: Dave Gledhill Host: Markus Voelter Shownoter: Bastian Hundt
During his career in the Royal Air Force, Dave Gledhill has been flying as a navigator in the Tornado ADV. After his career he wrote a book about this airplane, and its (not always problem-free) introduction into service with the RAF. In this episode we talk about the airplane, about his flying, about some of the challenges during its development and introduction into service, and how they were overcome to make the F.3 a capable interceptor after all.
Introduction of David Gledhill00:04:30
Tornado Book by David: "Tornado F3" | omega tau 172 "Chasing Bears with the Phantom"
Tornado F3 Overview00:05:50
Tornado aircraft and variants | Tornado ADV | Reheat / Afterburner | Fly by wire | Foxhunter Radar | Sidewinder Missile | Supercruise | Eurofighter Typhoon | Variable-sweep wing | External Tank | F-4 Phantom II | Track while scan mode of radar | Dogfight | Su-22 Fitter
Speedbrakes | Thrust reversal | Aerodynamic braking / landing | Aerodynamic stability
Battery failure with engine spool up00:33:30
The cockpit of the Tornado ADV00:37:05
Skyflash missile | Identification friend or foe (IFF) | Chaff | Flare | Radar homing and warning receiver (RHWR) | Tactical data link
Duties of the navigator00:48:40
Crew resource managment (CRM) | Link 16 | Situation awareness | Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS) | AWACS | GPS | Inertial navigation system
Pulsed-Doppler radar | AMRAAM | Continous-wave radar | Radar details | Semi-active radar homing | Quick reaction alert (QRA)
Electronic countermeasures | Towed decoy system example | EA-18G "Growler"
Her Majesty's Birthday01:36:30
Time in the Ministry of Defense01:39:00
Is that the flyby over buckingham pallace ?
Could be. Even though the video says that these are GR.1 Tornados, and not F.2s or F.3s.
Nice episode! And he writes not only non-fiction aviation books, but also historical Cold War fiction books. I’ve read one of them last year and liked it. Might be worth a look as summer literature.
I just was introduced today by the program. Very nice!
Ex Tornadojockey in GAF
Where did you fly from?
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Loved the podcast, bought the book (kindle edition) and would like to get in touch with Dave. Any idea where or how to contact him?
All the best, Uwe