You are Never Alone with Caroline “Blaze” Jensen

Welcome to episode twenty of the Lesson from the Cockpit show!

Aviators never forget scenery from the cockpit while flying, particularly at night. Night environments often require equipment changes of the latest and greatest equipment, and what better place to change out helmet visors than on the tanker’s wing… at night! You are NEVER alone during flight. Every fighter or bomber aircrew will tell you warheads on foreheads is always a team effort. Ground weapons crews load Maverick missiles a Flight Lead directs after their wingman fires at a target called out by a Joint Terminal Attack Controller embedded with Special Forces teams.  In this episode, Lt Col Caroline “Blaze” Jensen tells our listeners what it’s like flying the F-16 in Korea and Iraq, and how the US Air Force Demonstration Team, the world-famous Thunderbirds, choose replacements. She knows… she flew with the T-Birds for three years!

Blaze Jensen can show you how to be Brilliant under Pressure during your next team or company event by contacting her through

Wall Pilot has custom aviation art for the walls of your home, office, or hangar. Four, six, or eight-foot-long prints of F-16s from the 35th Pantons and 4th Fuujins Fighter Squadrons are available by clicking on the print images below. Additional prints are available at Wall Pilot.

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F-16C of the 35th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Wing Kunsan Air Base South Korea
F-16CG of the 4th Fighter Squadron, 388th Fighter Wing temorarily deployed to Balad Air Base Iraq 2007
Mark Hasara

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P.S. — If you’re reading my book Tanker Pilot: Lessons from the Cockpit, I’d really love to hear your thoughts in a review on Amazon here, I read them all.

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