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"Tom Cruise will fly Aircraft in Top Gun: Maverick, but not F/A-18s," Paramount Says
Previously a Theodore Roosevelt crew member revealed that Tom Cruise told the crew members on the aircraft carrier not to look at or touch him. As we have reported, Scientology Money Project claimed that USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) crew had been ordered to not look at Tom Cruise or to talk...
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...
F-14 Tomcat aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt for Top Gun Sequel filming shifts on the deck
“Bad storm yesterday came through SD. Seemed to have shifted on the deck.” As we have reported, on Feb. 14, 2019 F-14A Tomcat BuNo 159631 was lifted aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) aircraft carrier in San Diego for Top Gun: Maverick production. Tom Cruise and the movie crew...
Video shows U.S. Navy crewman getting sucked into A-6 Intruder engine
"It took almost three minutes for Petty Officer JD Bridges to push his way out of the intake of the A-6 after being sucked in," Daniel P Streckfuss, former VFA-15 officer Taken on Feb. 20, 1991 during Operation Desert Storm aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), the scary video in this post shows Petty Officer JD Bridges getting sucked into a jet engine...
The 35 women made history by launching 35 aircraft from the flight deck of USS Theodore Roosevelt on the last day of February in the Persian Gulf On Feb. 28 this year, a launch crew comprising mostly of women took over the job of launching aircraft from the flight deck of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The 35 women made history by...
This F-14D close-up shows the last upgrade received by Tomcat before being retired
ROVER capability was added to the F-14D Tomcat On Dec. 10, 2005. It was first used by VF-31 and VF-213 on their last cruise with the Tomcat in 2005 and 2006.  The photo in this post shows an F-14D Tomcat of VF-213 deployed with the carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) flying with the Remotely Operated Video Enhanced Receiver (ROVER) system...
"Sweet Little Miss," the last F-14 Tomcat to ever land on an aircraft carrier, needs your help to be saved
F-14D BuNo 164346 "Sweet Little Miss" piloted by Lieutenant Chris Rattigan and Lieutenant Paul Dort assigned to the "Tomcatters" of VF-31, completed the last scheduled arrested landing of a Tomcat on Jul. 28, 2006 Taken on Jul. 28, 2006 in the Atlantic Ocean aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), the main image of this post shows an F-14D Tomcat, aircraft...
The pilot was able to eject and was recovered by a helicopter attached to HSC-6 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt On Aug. 22, 2017 a Hawker Hunter aircraft operated by ATAC (Airborne Tactical Advantage Company) defense contractor crashed about 100 miles off the coast of San Diego while it was “providing support to the Composite Training Unit Exercise...
The "last cruise" of the iconic Tomcat saw the F-14Ds belonging to VF-31, the Tomcatters, and VF-213, the Black Lions, embarking aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) aircraft carrier for a Med/Gulf Deployment in support of OIF Taken during the F-14 Tomcat's last cruise, the cool, funny video in this article gives you tha chance to join VF-31 Tomcatters aircrews aboard their...
  The decision to incorporate the Super Hornet and decommission the F-14 was mainly due to high amount of maintenance required to keep the Tomcats operational On Feb. 8, 2006 a chapter in naval aviation history was closed aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) with the last recovery of an F-14 Tomcat from a combat mission. Piloted by then-Capt. William G. Sizemore...