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Re: GRUMMAN F-14 TOMCAT

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kiwi wrote:Is there a small chance that somewhere in this world someday a Tomcat will be flying again?
No, because of Iran. The USA rather scrap their Tomcats than give spare parts to their former friends. And how should you fly an aircraft without spare parts? Impossible :weep:
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Re: GRUMMAN F-14 TOMCAT

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kiwi wrote:Is there a small chance that somewhere in this world (except from the Iranians, nobody knows if theirs are still flying) someday a Tomcat will be flying again? As show aircraft maybe? I'm so bummed I never got to see one up close (sure above me in formation off the coast of Florida but never really up close)
every now and then I come across some recent pictures of airborn Iranian F-14's, so the Iranian F-14's are still flying, the question is however how many they have air worthy.

I think even airliners has recent pic's of F14's flying round in Iran
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Back to pictures! Final homecoming, March 10th, 2006...

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lwd 1983 (i believe)

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Anytime, baby!

Beach blast, Saturdaynight, Sep. 9th, 2006, from our hotel room balcony:

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From the tower, Sunday, Sep. 10th, 2006:

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On the flightline, same day (we "escaped" from the tower barely in time):

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:please!: :please!: :please!: can't take it anymore ... I've seen far too little of this great (to me most beautiful) bird.

Eventhough pics are only 10% of the real experience, it's beter than nothing for me. Thanks for all the nice pics everyone!

Grt, Mike.
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Cecil Field 1993...

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Hi all,

In the nineties several Tomcats were visited Holland. Here two of the 3 VF-14 Tophatter F-14As during Volkit, November 1992. 160891/AC-105
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160917/AC-111
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In 1995 two Tomcats from VF-32 Swordsmen took part in the FWIT, here at Leeuwarden, March 1995.
160406/AC-204
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160896/AC-205
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In 1999 Two Tomcats took part in Frisian Flag, here some early morning shots between some rainshowers.
F-14B 162692/AB-105 from VF-102 Diamondbacks
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163227/AB-103
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So, I posted Oceana 2004 and 2006, here's 2005, the year of the final Tomcat demo!

Nightshow Static:
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Fleet demo break and taxiing back to the platform:
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Saturday, penultimate Tomcat-demo with modex 104:
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Sunday-morning, a quick tour of the platform:
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Last demo, baby!
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Final high speed pass:
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Putting the safety-pins in, in anticipation of the bitter-sweet celebrations:
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Re: GRUMMAN F-14 TOMCAT

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Nice shots Mickey!!

Good to see the F-14 Tomcat topic is still going strong!!
Keep 'em coming guys!!!!!

Best regards, Rob.
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Nice again :shock: Some more in the archive? :mrgreen:


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Sure...

Oceana 2004:
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Oceana 2006, Friday:
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Oceana 2006, Saturday:
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It's really my fav, does anybody have some more? :wink:


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Nice Kitties - but that damn Photobucket logo!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: GRUMMAN F-14 TOMCAT

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Who has more on the Tomcat visit to Valkenburg? For open day it was.
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