F-14 Tomcat

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‘It moved like a flash from our 10 o’clock high position to 3 o’clock.’ US Navy F-14 pilot recalls odd UFO sightings he had while flying the mighty Tomcat

‘It moved like a flash from our 10 o’clock high position to 3 o’clock.’ US Navy F-14 pilot recalls odd UFO sightings he had while flying the mighty Tomcat

UFO sightings Ever wonder what kinds of unusual objects pilots see from the air? With a truly unique vantage point, they’ve reported… Read More

2 days ago

F-14 pilot recalls when he glided his Tomcat from 54,000ft to 33,000ft, for 21 minutes after a dual flameout during a large F-14s Vs F-15s exercise (then the engines restarted)

The glide ratio The glide ratio measures an aircraft's aerodynamic efficiency in a no-engine glide. It indicates the distance an… Read More

1 week ago

Tomcat RIO tells the story of the F-14 aircrew that inspired the Legendary Top Gun Movie

Top Gun Directed by Tony Scott, and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, in association with Paramount Pictures, the… Read More

3 weeks ago

Giraffe Missions: the story of how Iraqi Mirage F1 fighters were able to shoot down four Iranian F-14 Tomcats

The Mirage F1 Developed to replace Mirage IIIC interceptors, the F1 was different from previous Mirages since it featured a… Read More

4 weeks ago

‘Watch the Canopy!’ Former F-14 Pilot explains why Goose impacts his Tomcat’s canopy in Top Gun ejection scene

Goose impacts his F-14 Tomcat’s canopy in Top Gun ejection scene We are all familiar with the scene from the… Read More

1 month ago

Tomcat RIO recalls Challenging Long-range Practice Strike where his F-14 flew with an overlooked protective cap on one AIM-9 Sidewinder

Tomcat RIO So there we were, Hap and me in our F-14A Tomcat, in filthy mid-November weather at 3 AM,… Read More

2 months ago

US Navy F-14 pilot recalls when he and his RIO fired six AIM-54 Phoenix missiles against six different targets simultaneously during the six-on-six missile shot test

The AIM-54 Phoenix Designed in 1968 to take the place of the controversial F-111B, then under development for the Navy’s carrier… Read More

2 months ago

US Navy F-14 test pilot recalls when his Tomcat was scorched after a Mach 2+ test sortie

The F-14 Tomcat The F-14 Tomcat played a leading role in the 1986 movie “Top Gun.” The Navy needed an airplane to protect… Read More

3 months ago

The story of F-14D ‘Felix One’, the last US Navy Tomcat to ever fly and today displayed outside the Cradle of Aviation Museum

F-14D Tomcat ‘Felix One’ at the Cradle of Aviation Museum On Sep. 14, 2023 the curatorial staff and dedicated team… Read More

3 months ago