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Some near-final last shots of the F-14



 
 
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Old September 15th 06, 05:32 PM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
Mike Weeks
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Default Some near-final last shots of the F-14

For those interested, this link shows a few very nice near-final snaps
of VF-31's Tomcats.

http://www.ukar.co.uk/cgi-bin/ukarbo...ST;f=9;t=21776

MW

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Old September 17th 06, 03:45 PM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
Ralph_S
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Default Some near-final last shots of the F-14


Mike Weeks wrote:
For those interested, this link shows a few very nice near-final snaps
of VF-31's Tomcats.

http://www.ukar.co.uk/cgi-bin/ukarbo...ST;f=9;t=21776

MW


Thanks for providing this link. Great looking jets, especially their
CO's aircraft (AJ-101). It's sad to see them go.

Cheers,
Ralph

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Old September 17th 06, 05:53 PM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
John Carrier
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Default Some near-final last shots of the F-14

The inexorable march of time and technology. All the fighters I flew are in
the boneyard, on sticks or in museums. All the ships I cruised require a
scuba license to see or are razor blades.

R / John

"Ralph_S" wrote in message
ups.com...

Mike Weeks wrote:
For those interested, this link shows a few very nice near-final snaps
of VF-31's Tomcats.

http://www.ukar.co.uk/cgi-bin/ukarbo...ST;f=9;t=21776

MW


Thanks for providing this link. Great looking jets, especially their
CO's aircraft (AJ-101). It's sad to see them go.

Cheers,
Ralph



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Old September 17th 06, 09:00 PM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
Mike Kanze
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Default Some near-final last shots of the F-14

Ditto the sentiment (sigh!).

--
Mike Kanze

"The creation of the Department of Homeland Security was a transformative event, especially for those poor *******s who actually have to work there."

- Thomas P. M. Barnett

"John Carrier" wrote in message . ..
The inexorable march of time and technology. All the fighters I flew are in
the boneyard, on sticks or in museums. All the ships I cruised require a
scuba license to see or are razor blades.

R / John

"Ralph_S" wrote in message
ups.com...

Mike Weeks wrote:
For those interested, this link shows a few very nice near-final snaps
of VF-31's Tomcats.

http://www.ukar.co.uk/cgi-bin/ukarbo...ST;f=9;t=21776

MW


Thanks for providing this link. Great looking jets, especially their
CO's aircraft (AJ-101). It's sad to see them go.

Cheers,
Ralph



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Old September 18th 06, 06:38 AM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
Dave[_6_]
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Default Some near-final last shots of the F-14

"John Carrier" wrote in
:

The inexorable march of time and technology. All the fighters I flew
are in the boneyard, on sticks or in museums. All the ships I cruised
require a scuba license to see or are razor blades.


Fortunately, my "boat" is about 20 miles away, and doing nicely as a museum.

Dave Bowles
USS Midway, '80 - '83
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Old September 18th 06, 03:35 PM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
Frank Minich
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Default Some near-final last shots of the F-14

The very sad thing is that some of the WW2 planes still fly, but the
Vietnam-era planes are mostly history.

"John Carrier" wrote in message
. ..
The inexorable march of time and technology. All the fighters I flew are

in
the boneyard, on sticks or in museums. All the ships I cruised require a
scuba license to see or are razor blades.

R / John

"Ralph_S" wrote in message
ups.com...

Mike Weeks wrote:
For those interested, this link shows a few very nice near-final snaps
of VF-31's Tomcats.


http://www.ukar.co.uk/cgi-bin/ukarbo...ST;f=9;t=21776

MW


Thanks for providing this link. Great looking jets, especially their
CO's aircraft (AJ-101). It's sad to see them go.

Cheers,
Ralph





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Old September 18th 06, 06:52 PM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
Mike Weeks
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Default Some near-final last shots of the F-14

See:

http://www.hamptonroads.com/pilotonl...ecial/f14.html

for the story/video of the bird's final farewell.

MW

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Old September 18th 06, 06:55 PM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
Mike Weeks
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Default Some near-final last shots of the F-14


Dave wrote:
"John Carrier" wrote in
:

The inexorable march of time and technology. All the fighters I flew
are in the boneyard, on sticks or in museums. All the ships I cruised
require a scuba license to see or are razor blades.


Fortunately, my "boat" is about 20 miles away, and doing nicely as a museum.


Do they launch the F-4 off cat 1 every first Saturday of the month???
g

MW

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Old September 19th 06, 06:13 AM posted to rec.aviation.military.naval
Dave[_6_]
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Default Some near-final last shots of the F-14

"Mike Weeks" wrote in
oups.com:


Dave wrote:
"John Carrier" wrote in
:

The inexorable march of time and technology. All the fighters I flew
are in the boneyard, on sticks or in museums. All the ships I
cruised require a scuba license to see or are razor blades.


Fortunately, my "boat" is about 20 miles away, and doing nicely as a
museum.


Do they launch the F-4 off cat 1 every first Saturday of the month???
g


Har, Har. The tracks have been pulled, and the resulting holes in the flight
deck are welded over. That sort of evolution would absolutely thrill the
local residents. NOT!

Dave
 




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