Bitchin’ Betty is a real, live person

Who knew? I thought the aircraft manufacturers just used a more refined version of the comical text-to-speech junk bundled with every modern operating system.

Apparently this woman is the voice of the CAWS (Central Aural Warning System) on the MD10, B717, C-17 and C-130J. Here’s a video of a C-17 landing at Joint Base Andrews, where you can hear her in action.

RELATED: Airbus aircraft use a male voice that sounds a little more like an actual human being, but it prompts the pilot to engage reverse thrust by hollering “Retard, Retard” during the landing roll.  It makes me chuckle.

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