In addition to their traditional role of flying in support of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force, the Tomcats
were able to increase their support of the Army and fly for the Combined Forces Air Component Commander, due to the reduced tasking in the Multinational Forces-West area of operation.
It's a big, intimidating airplane," said Fedler, who still has fond memories of working on the Tomcat
A joint VF-31/VF-213 investigation revealed that it would be possible to modify the F-14D Tomcat
with off-the-shelf technology for a mere $800 per aircraft.
violated procedures by descending through the overhead stack inside of 10 miles.
Dollar is, or rather was, a black and white tomcat
owned by 23-year-old Melinda Farren, of Rugby.
Garth also turned in a solid defensive effort, holding Tomcats
junior forward Jules Williamson (8 points) scoreless in the second half.
As the Tomcat
descended through 7,500 feet, the RIO said, "We're out of here," jettisoned the canopy, and initiated command eject.
The plane captain saw the Tomcat
coming right for him and jumped to the flight deck as the tanker took the full impact of the Tomcat
's right wing.
Naval Air Systems Command personnel installed the first systems onto the Tomcats
on 10 December, just six weeks after the initial request.
When the order was lifted, the Navy announced it was placing temporary speed and engine restrictions on its 336 Tomcats
and ordered its crews to undergo refresher courses on the plane's operations.
After bidding farewell to their beloved F-14B Tomcats
in January, the Strike Fighter Squadron 103 Jolly Rogers have now completed their transition to the F/A-18F Super Hornet, receiving their safe-for-flight accreditation in July.
Before he was overthrown in 1979, the Shah of Iran bought 80 F-14A Tomcats
, 79 of which were delivered, together with their AIM-54 Phoenix missiles.