VX-9 'The Vampires'

VX-9 'The Vampires'

Postby FERG on Thu 26 Dec 2013, 6:53 pm

Evening All

Hard to believe as we end 2013 that its almost a decade since I was fortunate enough to join VX-9 in Key West, Florida for what was to be the last Detachment by the unit with the F-14 Tomcat.

The jets deployed from Point Mugu in March 2004 and they included 'Vandy One' and a VX-30 'Dogs' marked aircraft. Whilst in Key West we were also joined by several aircraft from VF-213 'Black Lions'.

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I'll finish with another' Vandy One' shot this time from an earlier mission flown with VX-9/VX-30 at their home base Point Mugu.

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Cheers

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Re: VX-9 'The Vampires'

Postby Irishaernut on Thu 26 Dec 2013, 8:16 pm

Oohhh that all black scheme is nice .
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Re: VX-9 'The Vampires'

Postby foxfour on Fri 27 Dec 2013, 9:07 pm

Cracking images of one of the finest fighters ever built. Love the air to air of the black Tomcat.
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Postby timuss on Fri 27 Dec 2013, 9:28 pm

Cracking images loving the all black one :love: :cool: :drool:
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Re: VX-9 'The Vampires'

Postby trend71uk on Fri 28 Feb 2014, 8:04 pm

Oh my , I don't know how I missed this post !
F-14 porn !.
The Tomcat was my favourite aircraft, all of these shots are superb , but that black F-14 is just stunning !
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Re: VX-9 'The Vampires'

Postby bigcrow on Fri 28 Feb 2014, 11:00 pm

Same here don't know I missed this post. 'Vandy 1' looking stunning & the head-on's are superb, looks like great access...?
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Re: VX-9 'The Vampires'

Postby expat1 on Mon 03 Mar 2014, 12:27 am

Stunning. Like many, many others for me the F-14 will always be the best looking aircraft ever. Thanks for posting
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Re: VX-9 'The Vampires'

Postby vandal on Sun 23 Mar 2014, 12:08 am

Just found this thread as well. :oops:

The F-14 is, to me anyway, one of those few machines that seems to suit whatever markings it wore. Would have loved to have seen a High Viz 'Sundowner' or 'Jolly Roger'. Hard to pick a favourite out of these shots but in pic 5, the Tomcat looks quite sinister. Thanks for sharing. :smile:
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