VF-2 Bounty Hunters

The story of an F-14 Tomcat CAP mission off the Vietnamese coast flown in preparation for Saigon, South Vietnam evacuation

The story of an F-14 Tomcat CAP mission off the Vietnamese coast flown in preparation for Saigon, South Vietnam evacuation

Roger Ball! In the wake of the hard lessons of the Vietnam War, a pantheon of committed naval aviators struggled… Read More

4 months ago

The impossible arrested landing: the F-14 pilot who was able to land his Tomcat aboard USS Enterprise through a thunderstorm

Roger Ball! In the wake of the hard lessons of the Vietnam War, a pantheon of committed naval aviators struggled… Read More

5 months ago

The story of the US Navy TARPS-equipped F-14 Tomcat that took a photo of its own GBU-12 heading for its target

Taken during Operation Iraqi Freedom, the following amazing photograph of a GBU-12 heading for its target was taken by a… Read More

1 year ago

Tomcat RIO tells the story behind this famed F-14 Cockpit Selfie

'Here’s the story behind one of my selfies that has gotten much more exposure than I ever expected. (Exposure, get… Read More

2 years ago

Taming the Tomcat: test pilot in the F-14 Program tells the story of the “Great DLC Fight with Grumman” and explains why the Tomcat handled better at 15 than it did at 17 units AOA

Since Commander Emory Brown's background as a test pilot in the Tomcat Program is widely known, we believed his perspective… Read More

2 years ago

Last F-14 Tomcat in US Navy service will be moving from Bethpage to Cradle of Aviation Museum

Felix 101, F-14D BuNo 164603, the last Tomcat in US Navy service, currently in front of a vacant office building… Read More

2 years ago

F-14 RIO who visited the Blackbird’s Roost at Beale AFB tells the story of two memorable SR-71 takeoffs… And that of his Tomcat’s unrestricted climb

In February 1988 the SR-71 community hosted a small conference and invited representatives of the four types of US fighters… Read More

4 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

Go For Your Gun! The first F-14 Tomcat Strafe Run during Operation Iraqi Freedom

'Our primary concern during our gunnery passes was the fact that we were now well within the range of MANPADS.… Read More

5 years ago

When U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcats attacked Saddam Hussein’s presidential yacht

"We dropped both of our bombs in the same attack, one hitting the hull just above the waterline and the… Read More

5 years ago

South China Sea Dogfights – Floggers Vs Tomcats

Hooter was able to maneuver his Tomcat above and behind the MiG and expertly kept his advantage. After a series… Read More

6 years ago

F-14 Cockpit Selfie – The Untold Story

"The F-14 Tomcat, with its huge canopy, spacious cockpit, and two-person crew, was perfect for selfies. Here’s the story behind… Read More

6 years ago

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

The decision to incorporate the Super Hornet and decommission the F-14 was mainly due to high amount of maintenance required… Read More

7 years ago