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No Kill like a Guns Kill! Remembering Joe “Hoser” Satrapa, the F-14 Driver who scored two simulated gun kills on USAF F-15s for two times in the same mission
Hoser quickly bagged two gun kills, maneuvering through missile ranges until he was close enough to trigger his 20 mm cannon. In round two, he flat outmaneuvered the F-15 pilots for two more gun kills. On Mar. 17, 2019 former F-14 Tomcat Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) David “Hey Joe” Parsons announced on...
Man on A Missile: Former Blue Angels CO explains why the Team chose the A-4 Skyhawk to Replace the F-4 Phantom
“The overall weight reduction was significant. We ended up with an airplane that weighed 11,300 pounds and we had an engine that produced 11,400 pounds thrust,” Ken Wallace former Blue Angels CO. After a series of accidents and maintenance problems with their McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantoms in the 1973 air show...
Iceman to return in Top Gun sequel 'cause Maverick is still dangerous
The aircraft carrier crew has been ordered to not look at Tom Cruise or to talk to him As we have recently reported Tom Cruise and Paramount crew are aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) aircraft carrier in San Diego for Top Gun: Maverick Production. What we didn’t know is that members of...
The iconic F-14 Tomcat Returns aboard a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier for Top Gun: Maverick
The F-14 in these photos is aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) Taken at San Diego on Feb. 14, 2019 the interesting photos in this post appeared on @Jeremiejca17 Twitter Account and they show an F-14 Tomcat aboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier during Top Gun: Maverick production.
Tomcat Down in Iraq, Part II: Prisoner Of War
"I thought about my family a lot. I felt that if I was reduced to counting the bricks in the cell, I would have lost control," Lieutenant Larry Slade, former VF-103 F-14A(Plus) Tomcat RIO While Lieutenant Jones struggled to survive in the desert, his RIO, Lieutenant Larry Slade, had already been picked up....
Tomcat Down in Iraq, Part I: the CSAR Mission that rescued F-14 Driver Lieutenant Devon Jones
"I had a moment of panic there. But, hey! the A-10s have those huge cannons. They opened up with their 30-mike-mike. By the time they each finished two runs there was nothing out there, just flames and dust, about 100 yd from me,” Lieutenant Devon Jones, former  VF-103 F-14A(Plus) Tomcat driver Lieutenant...
The “ADCOM F-14:” the Tomcat that USAF never bought
Studies indicated 170 “ADCOM F-14 Tomcats” could provide the same level of Defense as 290 F-15 Eagles Taken at the Grumman Calverton test facility in the summer of 1972, the interesting photos in this post show the mock-up of the so called “ADCOM F-14” created by Grumman in response to an U.S....
Tomcat 4-Libya 0: how two U.S. Navy F-14s shot down two Qaddafi’s MiG-23s over the Gulf of Sidra on Jan. 4, 1989
After returning to the carrier, both the F-14s received single FLOGGER 'kill' markings above the nose MODEX, although these were removed by the time the jets returned to Oceana on Jan. 31 Jan. 4, 1989 was a historic day for VF-32, and the Tomcat community as a whole, when the F-14 once...
The story behind this VF-103 F-14’s TARPS IR photo showing Egypt Air Boeing 737 carrying the Achille Lauro hijackers after landing at Sigonella
‘As the Boeing 737 landed, two lights out USAF C-141s landed behind him and turned their lights on as they rolled out ,’ Larry Neal, former VF-103 F-14 Tomcat Crew Member Taken in 1985 by a TARPS (Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance Pod System) equipped VF-103 Sluggers F-14 Tomcat the main image of this...
When U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcats intercepted and forced landing an Egyptian Boeing 737 carrying the Achille Lauro cruise ship hijackers
The Tomcat crews watched as the excited Egyptian crew (and perhaps the terrorists) ran to either side of the airliner to peer out the passenger windows at the U.S. fighters close aboard on either wingtip In the following article, which appears in Robert L. Lawson’s book Carrier Air Group Commanders, Capt Robert...

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