"I feel the need for Speed"...Tomcats

"I feel the need for Speed"...Tomcats

Postby bigcrow on Thu 06 Mar 2014, 4:57 pm

I was lucky enough to be at NAS Oceana during the final week of F-14 operations at NAS Oceana back in September 2006. This surely has got to be the most beautiful & charismatic jet ever produced? Some of these you may have seen before, but thought it would be nice to see the 'Big Cat' at 1200px.

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164342\AJ-100 F-14D VF-31 'Tomcatters', NAS Oceana. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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163902\AJ-107 F-14D VF-31 'Tomcatters' NAS Oceana. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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164342\AJ-100 F-14D VF-31 'Tomcatters', NAS Oceana. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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164342\AJ-100 F-14D VF-31 'Tomcatters', NAS Oceana. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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164603\AJ-101 F-14D VF-31 'Tomcatters', NAS Oceana. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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164603\AJ-101 F-14D VF-31 'Tomcatters', NAS Oceana. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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159619\AJ-105 F-14D VF-31 'Tomcatters' NAS Oceana. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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164342\AJ-100 F-14D VF-31 'Tomcatters' NAS Oceana. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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164341\AJ-112 F-14D VF-31 'Tomcatters', NAS Oceana. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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159619\AJ-105 F-14D VF-31 'Tomcatters' NAS Oceana. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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164350\AJ-103 F-14D VF-31 'Tomcatters' NAS Oceana. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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164603\AJ-101 F-14D VF-31 'Tomcatters' NAS Oceana. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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164350\AJ-103 F-14D VF-31 'Tomcatters' NAS Oceana. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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164603\AJ-101 F-14D VF-31 'Tomcatters' NAS Oceana. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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163902/AJ-107 F-14D VF-31 'Tomcatters' NAS Oceana. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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164342\AJ-100 F-14D VF-31 'Tomcatters' NAS Oceana. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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164342/AJ-100 F-14D VF-31 'Tomcatters', NAS Oceana by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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164342\AJ-100 F-14D VF-31 'Tomcatters', NAS Oceana. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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164342\AJ-100 F-14D VF-31 'Tomcatters', NAS Oceana. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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163904\AJ-102 F-14D VF-31 'Tomcatters', NAS Oceana. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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164603\AJ-101 F-14D VF-31 'Tomcatters', NAS Oceana. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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159619\AJ-105 F-14D VF-31 'Tomcatters' NAS Oceana. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr
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Re: "I feel the need for Speed"...Tomcats

Postby Screechy on Thu 06 Mar 2014, 5:28 pm

I just did a sex wee :rock:
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Re: "I feel the need for Speed"...Tomcats

Postby trend71uk on Thu 06 Mar 2014, 5:33 pm

That's probably become my all time favorite post . Loved the Tomcat , such a fantastic jet. Wish I was lucky enough to do Oceana in the final week. Sadly I caught up with these a couple of months later parked up by Kolb road at DM . Not nearly as impressive :(
Superb shots Stuart .
Ever so slightly jeleaous :)
Cheers,
Mark
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Re: "I feel the need for Speed"...Tomcats

Postby drumsey on Thu 06 Mar 2014, 9:50 pm

Absolutely superb.

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: "I feel the need for Speed"...Tomcats

Postby st24 on Sat 08 Mar 2014, 1:13 pm

Fantastic stuff Stu, another one of those events that I should've attended... Loving the top side especially. :clap:
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Re: "I feel the need for Speed"...Tomcats

Postby Westy on Sun 09 Mar 2014, 6:08 pm

What a stonking set - awesome :clap:
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Re: "I feel the need for Speed"...Tomcats

Postby Daz on Mon 10 Mar 2014, 1:05 pm

Superb set of a superb aircraft (the greatest Jet fighter ever). Can we have more please?
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Re: "I feel the need for Speed"...Tomcats

Postby Ledhead27 on Tue 11 Mar 2014, 12:17 am

Great set, can almost hear the noise
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Re: "I feel the need for Speed"...Tomcats

Postby FERG on Sat 03 May 2014, 7:51 am

Fantastic shots - wish I'd been there
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Re: "I feel the need for Speed"...Tomcats

Postby ciaranchef on Sun 11 May 2014, 8:25 pm

Can never post enough of these beauties, cheers, Ciaran
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Re: "I feel the need for Speed"...Tomcats

Postby King Cobra on Wed 09 Jul 2014, 10:07 pm

Only ever saw two F-14s so this post has made me really, really jealous. :)
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Re: "I feel the need for Speed"...Tomcats

Postby ETandK on Sat 26 Jul 2014, 7:24 pm

I am a huge fan of the Tomcat, had a flight sim "Fleetdefender" back in the day and that fueled the love affair, then there was Topgun which as we know made this plane an instant hit as if that was necessary.

So your post is very sweet my friend, unfortunately I will never see this plane in the sky now but your images do it justice, for me especially #3 and 18.

Great post, thank you.

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Re: "I feel the need for Speed"...Tomcats

Postby bigcrow on Sun 27 Jul 2014, 7:07 pm

Hi ET

Glad you enjoyed the post, the Big Cat was such a beast of a fighter compared to the Hornet, it was a very poignant week knowing they would never fly again but am so glad I made the journey to Oceana to see an F-14 for one last time.
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Re: "I feel the need for Speed"...Tomcats

Postby MarkL on Sun 27 Jul 2014, 7:22 pm

Bloody Hell.
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Re: "I feel the need for Speed"...Tomcats

Postby theskunk on Mon 28 Jul 2014, 6:35 pm

bloody amazing :yahoo:
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Re: "I feel the need for Speed"...Tomcats

Postby PhilEAF92 on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 6:42 am

homo erotic volley ball anyone...........
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Re: "I feel the need for Speed"...Tomcats

Postby BatmanIX on Fri 05 Dec 2014, 4:21 am

Really sad knowing that I will never get to shoot a Tomcat being one of my favourite fighters.
Such an amazing aircraft and just looks the business at any angle!

Great stuff again Stu
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Re: "I feel the need for Speed"...Tomcats

Postby aviationc on Wed 16 Mar 2016, 5:16 pm

Great stuff man. Never gets old. It's sometimes gets difficult to track older threads through my new account.
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Re: "I feel the need for Speed"...Tomcats

Postby chrisward123 on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 8:28 am

Wow just Wow, thanks for posting.
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Re: "I feel the need for Speed"...Tomcats

Postby soundbarrier on Sat 19 Mar 2016, 8:49 pm

Amazing series thanks for posting ... :win:
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Re: "I feel the need for Speed"...Tomcats

Postby periklis_sale on Thu 18 Jan 2018, 9:38 pm

great photos
could I use one of the photos for my videos built of a F-14 tomcatter?
periklis_sale

Re: "I feel the need for Speed"...Tomcats

Postby bigcrow on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 11:11 am

periklis_sale wrote:great photos
could I use one of the photos for my videos built of a F-14 tomcatter?


No problem at all... :smile:
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Re: "I feel the need for Speed"...Tomcats

Postby MTPhoto on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 11:34 am

Good to see this pop up again. Made my day.
It still makes me so sad to think that I never got to see these, my all time favorite jet. Makes me go out and see everything that I can now.
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Re: "I feel the need for Speed"...Tomcats

Postby periklis_sale on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 3:03 pm

bigcrow wrote:
periklis_sale wrote:great photos
could I use one of the photos for my videos built of a F-14 tomcatter?


No problem at all... :smile:


thank you!
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Re: "I feel the need for Speed"...Tomcats

Postby reheat module on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 8:58 pm

Oh boy
Oh boy
Oh boy
Yeeeeeehaaaa
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