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

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

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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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I just did a sex wee :rock:

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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 :(
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Absolutely superb.

Thanks for sharing.

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Fantastic stuff Stu, another one of those events that I should've attended... Loving the top side especially. :clap:
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What a stonking set - awesome :clap:

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Superb set of a superb aircraft (the greatest Jet fighter ever). Can we have more please?
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Great set, can almost hear the noise
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Fantastic shots - wish I'd been there

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Can never post enough of these beauties, cheers, Ciaran
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Only ever saw two F-14s so this post has made me really, really jealous. :)

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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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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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Bloody Hell.
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bloody amazing :yahoo:
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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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Great stuff man. Never gets old. It's sometimes gets difficult to track older threads through my new account.

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Wow just Wow, thanks for posting.
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Amazing series thanks for posting ... :win:

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

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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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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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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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