F/A-18's Bitchin' Betty Retiring

Bitchin' Betty - the voice in an aircraft's cockpit that informs them of a serious or potentially life-threatening situation - is something that all pilots are familiar with. The woman responsible for the F/A-18 Hornet's Bitchin' Betty, Leslie Shook, recently announced her retirement from Boeing.

As a farewell gift for many years of service, Boeing put together this short tribute video:

It's hard to know how many disasters have been avoided and how many lives have been saved by Miss Shook over the years, but certainly her stern and clear instructions have helped many pilots, and she certainly deserves recognition for a job well done!