Tag: F-14 Tomcat

Who will be the Bad Guy in Top Gun: Maverick?
Spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, it is highly suggested you do so first before reading any further! Now that we’ve all had a week or so to process the incredible official trailer for the sequel to the 1986 film classic, it’s time to ask a question sure to pique the interest...
Maverick Still Feels The Need for Speed: Check Out the Official Top Gun Sequel Trailer
Top Gun: Maverick will hit theaters on Jun. 26, 2020. Check out the official Top Gun: Maverick Trailer starring Tom Cruise! Tom Cruise stars in the sequel to the 1986 action drama Top Gun, Top Gun 2. According to the trailer description in this film, Maverick (played by Cruise) is called back into action...
Former F-14 Pilot remembers Capt Dale “Snort” Snodgrass’ Close Call with an Iraqi SAM during Operation Desert Storm
"I was just a young pilot; Snodgrass was the best pilot in our rank ... And when I saw the two flames from his afterburners I thought for a fraction of a second that his two engines were on fire. And I said to myself ‘It’s all over they got him ...,"' Commander Matt Aljanich, former...
Top Gun sequel production is underway, and Maverick feels the need for... an F/A-18 Super Hornet!
After decades of wondering what happened next to Maverick, in a year's time, the long-awaited Top Gun sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, will make its way into theaters.  After decades of wondering what happened next to Maverick, a Top Gun sequel was officially confirmed in 2015. In a year's time, the long-awaited Top Gun 2, Top Gun: Maverick, will make...
“Top Gun: Maverick footage is out of this world,” Jon Hamm says
"It's very cool – the technology involved with putting cameras in F-18 Super Hornets is pretty cool. I'm excited for people to see it," Top Gun: Maverick star Jon Hamm. Top Gun: Maverick footage left Jon Hamm with his "chin on the ground." Speaking to Digital Spy for the upcoming Good Omens adaptation in fact,...
IRIAF F-14A Tomcat crashed, both crew members ejected safely
The F-14A reported an emergency to air traffic control during its training flight. As reported by Scramble Facebook News Magazine, one of the few remaining Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) F-14A Tomcats was involved in a crash at home base Esfahãn-Shahid Beheshti International Airport (Iran). The IRIAF F-14A...
Check out this video of GBU deliveries on Afghanistan, courtesy of Tophatters F-14 Tomcats
The first, emotional segment of the video shows VF-14 Tophatters Tomcats over New York. The cool video in this post features collection of various laser guided bomb strikes conducted in Afghanistan, October 2001, by U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcats belonging to VF-14 Tophatters. This print is available in...
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...

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