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Taylor (Flyboy92) Captain

The military has retired all of its f-14's it made its last flight today and that was the end. Sad Sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad I have to say that the f-14 was one of my favorite fighter aircraft and it was sad to hear it was going.

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Tailhook Chief Captain

Flyboy92 wrote:

The military has retired all of its f-14's it made its last flight today and that was the end. Sad Sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad I have to say that the f-14 was one of my favorite fighter aircraft and it was sad to hear it was going.

Flyboy92

Can you be more specific? Does it include the Navy? Maybe you've got a link to an article we could read...? Read

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atreyu Captain

ive got some pictures from sky harbor with i think f-14's but im not shure, maybe you guys can tell

here they are

P.S. i am going back to sky harbor tommorow and will be taking more pictures, plus i have been there 2 other times before so be expecting some more plane pics soon!

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Taylor (Flyboy92) Captain

okay tailhook here is your link Arrow Arrow http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-02-16-navy-tomcat_x.htm

That's some sad news to hear Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

Flyboy92

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John Hodges (originalgrunge) Captain

Wow, it didn't occur to me that Top Gun was made in 1986. Scary to go back that long, 20 years now!

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Matthew Shope (mypilot) Chief Captain

Top Gun! Very good movie. I didn't realize that it was that old. I was talking to SamIntel one time about the movie and i wondered why they didn't use the F/A-18s because they are much more maneuverable. Laughing
Atreyu, I believe those are F-18s in your pics. One distinguishing characteristic is that the F-14 has their engines farther apart. I'm sure the Second pic is an F-18

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Tailhook Chief Captain

Flyboy92 wrote:

okay tailhook here is your link Arrow Arrow http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-02-16-navy-tomcat_x.htm

That's some sad news to hear Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

Flyboy92

Thanks for the link Flyboy,

...has flown into the danger zone for the last time... ...that the last F-14 combat mission was completed Feb.8...

If this can be taken literally, then there is a chance the F-14s will be around for a little while longer - training purposes perhaps... or a sequel to 'Top Gun...?

Just found an interesting discrepancy here

The last combat sortie by an F-14 was completed on February 15, 2006. The plane was part of VF-31, and was piloted by Capt. William G. Sizemore II.

Taken from Arrow http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-14#The_Future_of_the_F-14

If you're interested in more detailed facts about the 'Tomcat', here's a good starting point Arrow http://www.faqs.org/docs/air/avtomcat.html

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Insight Chief Captain

Top Gun is a terrible film lol

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

Insight wrote:

Top Gun is a terrible film lol

Shocked No, No! It is tacky in parts, but is still a good film in my opinion

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Nick (-Jester-) First Officer

atreyu those are F-18's

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atreyu Captain

ok thanks for letting me know what they are, cuz i don't know fighter jet as good as commercial jets

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