VF-84 Jolly Rogers

The day 70 Libyan Fighters were Scrambled to Intercept US Navy F-4 and F-14 Aircraft that Crossed the Line of Death in the Gulf of Sidra

The day 70 Libyan Fighters were Scrambled to Intercept US Navy F-4 and F-14 Aircraft that Crossed the Line of Death in the Gulf of Sidra

On Aug. 18, 1981 no less than 35 pairs of Libyan interceptors, including a total of 70 MiG-23MS’s, MiG-25Ps, Mirage… Read More

9 months ago

“Splash the Zeros!” F-14 pilot who flew in The Final Countdown shares his personal notes on the movie that introduced the Tomcat to Hollywood

Six years before “Top Gun” prominently featured the F-14 Tomcat, “The Final Countdown” proved that Grumman’s twin-tailed fighter had star… Read More

2 years ago

How low did he go? F-14 Pilots who helped filming “The Final Countdown” on how low the Tomcat pulled out during the Zero dogfight scene

The dogfight between US Navy F-14 Tomcats and Japanese Zero fighters in The Final Countdown movie The interesting video in… Read More

4 years ago

F-14 Pilot’s Unreleased Notes on Filming “The Final Countdown”

One of the F-14 pilots who flew in The Final Countdown shares his personal notes on the movie that introduced… Read More

5 years ago

Did You Know that Maverick’s Top Gun F-14 Tomcat Currently Features VF-84 Jolly Rogers Paint Scheme And Is On Display Aboard USS Lexington?

The interesting video in this post features F-14 Tomcat (S/N 160694), one of a valiant few that was used in… Read More

5 years ago

When the Foxbat Feared the Bones: VF-84 F-14s Vs Libyan MiG-25s

Shortly after two Libyan Su-22s were shot down by a section of F-14s led by CO of VF-41 Black Aces,… Read More

5 years ago

Remembering the last glory days of VF-84 Jolly Rogers

"I knew about VF-84 Jolly Rogers from the movies and building models as a kid. It's a great public relations… Read More

6 years ago

VF-84 Jolly Rogers Last Hurrah: filming the movie Executive Decision

"It was the perfect opportunity to give VF-84 one last moment in the spotlight. Overall, the experience was very positive.… Read More

6 years ago

Last Time Baby! Cool video features VF-103 Jolly Rogers last deployment flying the F-14 Tomcat

VF-103 Jolly Rogers made it’s last deployment flying the F-14B Tomcat in 2004 aboard the USS John F. Kennedy, conducting missions… Read More

6 years ago

REMEMBERING JIM HUSTON, THE NAVAL FLIGHT OFFICER WHO FILMED THE AERIAL SEQUENCES OF “THE FINAL COUNTDOWN” CULT MOVIE

While in the Jolly Rogers, Jim Huston participated in making the movie “The Final Countdown,” filming several scenes with a… Read More

7 years ago