Bye Bye Baby... Tomcat Retirement

Bye Bye Baby... Tomcat Retirement

Postby bigcrow on Fri 15 Feb 2013, 11:54 am

For all you Tomcat lovers out there, back in September 2006 NAS Oceana‘s Air show was the last major event to see this iconic type before it’s retirement. Here is a small selection from that weekend. Enjoy!

A new report which has recently gone live on the proceedings can be found here:- http://www.touchdown-aviation.com/repor ... tomcat.php

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Re: Bye Bye Baby... Tomcat Retirement

Postby elderforest on Fri 15 Feb 2013, 6:58 pm

Lovely stuff Stu.

Really like the F-14 topside shot with the wings fully swept forward :cool:
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Re: Bye Bye Baby... Tomcat Retirement

Postby Fleet flyer on Fri 15 Feb 2013, 7:51 pm

I must agree, I like that wing spread top view. A beautiful set of photos that remind me that the Tomcat is a much missed legend of recent decades. It was a crying shame that it was such a rare sight in UK skies. The last view I had of the F-14 was aboard USS Truman when she was moored in the solent in 2003. I had to risk a rather choppy solent in a very small boat to get my last "fix" of the F-14.
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Re: Bye Bye Baby... Tomcat Retirement

Postby capercaillie on Fri 15 Feb 2013, 8:56 pm

Beautiful shots Stu, the Tomcat was a truly stunning looking aircraft and much missed. :clap:
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Re: Bye Bye Baby... Tomcat Retirement

Postby swingy on Fri 15 Feb 2013, 10:37 pm

Lovely lovely shots. So miss the 14.
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Re: Bye Bye Baby... Tomcat Retirement

Postby ciaranchef on Sat 16 Feb 2013, 6:14 am

Oh my goodness what a set, amazing, what an amzing looking aircraft it was even on retirement day....wow....Ciaran
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Re: Bye Bye Baby... Tomcat Retirement

Postby rdchawk on Wed 20 Feb 2013, 10:04 am

Great set of photos, such a shame we're not going to see these aircraft in UK skies again
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Re: Bye Bye Baby... Tomcat Retirement

Postby SamP on Fri 01 Mar 2013, 11:06 pm

Stunning Stu, superb images!
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Re: Bye Bye Baby... Tomcat Retirement

Postby King Cobra on Fri 01 Mar 2013, 11:48 pm

Quality stuff.
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