VF-1 Wolfpack

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

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

1 month ago

F-14 Pilot tells the story of when Air Traffic Controllers asked him to buzz the tower so that they could see for themselves a Navy Tomcat

The F-14 Tomcat Advancements during the Cold War in Soviet long-range patrol and bomber aircraft dictated a requirement for a… Read More

11 months ago

Getting Grumman and the Tomcat through Difficult Times: the story of Bob Belter, the man who bought the first 70 F-14 Fighter Jets for the US Navy

Bob Belter. You’d think more people would know the name of a man who bought 70 F-14 Tomcats! Bob Belter.… Read More

2 years ago

Monument will honor US Navy’s F-14 fighter and the 68 Naval Aviators who lost their lives flying the mighty Tomcat

The monument will remember the iconic Grumman’s fighter jet as well as those who gave their lives flying it and… Read More

4 years ago

Photo Sequence shows F-14A Tomcat Engaging Barricade during Emergency Landing aboard USS Kitty Hawk

The recovery was successful; no injuries were sustained during the F-14A Tomcat emergency landing. Taken on Jun. 30, 1984 the… Read More

5 years ago

El Coyote: The Story of VF-1 Wolfpack’s Desert Storm Kill

Stenciled on the tails of VF-1's Wichita 103 were the words “El Coyote”. This Tomcat scored the first recorded air-to-air… Read More

5 years ago

EXCLUSIVE: FORMER TOPGUN INSTRUCTOR PRESENTS THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE THAT INSPIRED LEGENDARY TOP GUN MOVIE

“Moving up to the F-14 Tomcat meant crossing the magic line that separates the men from the boys, like first-time… Read More

7 years ago

BYE-BYE BABY…! REMEMBERING THE F-14 TOMCAT LAST COMBAT TRAP

F-14 Last Combat Trap On Feb. 8, 2006 a chapter in naval aviation history was closed aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt… Read More

7 years ago