Arlie E. Judd Interview, 27 February 2001

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AJ:Yes, the crew was all connected.
INT:And you're getting both radios?
AJ:Yes. You could get it all and all crew position would get all. You could cut 'em off if you didn't want to listen to 'em, but most everybody likes to stay up with the airplane—that's what I call that. Find out, you know, make sure we knew where we were and what we were on.
INT:At that point in the mission, you'd be coming in? I mean you're responsibilities would have probably been over with at that point, right?
AJ:Well, unless they call and said they've got traffic in the area, that radar would show 160° aft—
INT:Your radar sets on the whole time until you land?
AJ:Yes, it normally stays on.
INT:Is that the regulation?
AJ:Yes, the regulation. Sometimes when you refueled, it had to be shut down.
INT:Why when you refueled would it need to be shut down?
AJ:Because of maybe some sparks. All unnecessary equipment had to be shut down for air refueling just for safety reasons. And they'd fire back up after air refueling. But it was a good radar to tell you what kind of traffic you had. If they called passing traffic, then you could confirm that the traffic is already passed. You could see the traffic out.
INT:Okay. And what sort of a sector could you—
AJ:It covered a 160° aft, had 2 antennas, and one looked left and one looked right but also their pattern crossed over. They looked totally aft. The bomb nav radar went completely around in 360° circles, so it would show a shadow. The gunner radar looked 60° down, and then also looked 60° up, so. It was on the very back of the airplane.
INT:Okay, where were we in the—
AJ:Well, we were making approaches, and they had talked about UFO's and the crew made some humorous comments about that, but then either the pilot or co-pilot talked about an orange light that they had seen, and then

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