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Posted: 9/29/2005 8:46:12 PM EDT
Formation Flyby.








Demonstration






























Photos by me.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:51:17 PM EDT
You're making me cry.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:55:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2005 9:01:06 PM EDT by TheRealSundance]

Originally Posted By Fly-Navy:
You're making me cry.




They are saying bye.

Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:56:35 PM EDT
A sad day.
So many great planes being put out to pasture.
Maybe it's just me, but the new birds, the F22 and the like, just don't have that "look" that the old warbirds do.
To sterile for me.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:58:54 PM EDT
Sad.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 9:15:42 PM EDT
Thanks for the pics ... it's a sad day indeed.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:49:46 AM EDT
Bump for the day crew.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:57:31 AM EDT
Damn...I loved the F-14....does this mean we can buy them now on Ebay?

John
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 8:29:48 AM EDT
Litteraly every day I see 'new' ones being placed on 'active retirement' here in Tucson at DM AFB, sad.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 8:36:16 AM EDT
If they are switching to FA18s, what are the RIOs going to do?
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 8:36:53 AM EDT
Won't be long now, the only place you'll see them flying is by watching Topgun!
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 8:39:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Spade:
Sad.



That's for sure.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 8:39:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bcw107:
If they are switching to FA18s, what are the RIOs going to do?



I thought the Super Hornets were a 2 man flight crew? Maybe only some are.

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 8:41:18 AM EDT
RIO's will still have the rear seat. My daughter's BF is a RIO at Oceana. About to start 6 months of training on the F-18.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 8:42:45 AM EDT
Thank you for your service F-14s!

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 2:24:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JSteensen:
Damn...I loved the F-14....does this mean we can buy them now on Ebay?

John




This is what I want!


Link Posted: 9/30/2005 2:27:11 PM EDT
Cool, now an outdated, old plane can finally go to bed.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 2:28:18 PM EDT
There are two variants of the Super Hornet... the E and the F. The E is a single-seat, the F is a two-seat. The NFO in the F is called a WSO.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 2:29:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FlyByWire:

Originally Posted By bcw107:
If they are switching to FA18s, what are the RIOs going to do?



I thought the Super Hornets were a 2 man flight crew? Maybe only some are.

www.londoncityairways.co.uk/images/Airshow/Super%20Hornet.JPG




Tomcatters are transitioning to the F/A18f Super Hornet which is a two seater. The are not RIO's anymore the are WSO's.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 2:32:31 PM EDT
Old planes never die.....they just soar in a different sky....

To the F-14, One of the last from the Grumman Iron Works.... May the wings of memories keep you aloft.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 2:33:27 PM EDT
The F-14 hasn't performed at the Miramar Airshow for at least 3-years now. It's so disappointing that they can't get them to come out here for a final goodbye.

Fightertown USA - not anymore.


Though it looks like this year they will have an F-4, F-22, and A-10, so that is an improvement.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 2:35:45 PM EDT
Super Hornets are the E/F variant.
E is the single seat, the F is the dual seat.



Originally Posted By FlyByWire:
I thought the Super Hornets were a 2 man flight crew? Maybe only some are.
www.londoncityairways.co.uk/images/Airshow/Super%20Hornet.JPG

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 2:40:09 PM EDT
It's all about Top Gun, admit it!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 2:44:05 PM EDT
When I served on the USS Independence CV62, they were by far my favorite bird. Carrier AirWing 5 had the blackknights and they had some good looking birds. But there was also the Damnbusters, an F18 Squadron as well.

I also got to see the last of the A6 Intruders before they were sent out to pasture.

Man I must be getting old.

Max
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 2:46:06 PM EDT
Miramar has not been Fightertown USA since 01 October 1997.




Originally Posted By CalGat:
The F-14 hasn't performed at the Miramar Airshow for at least 3-years now. It's so disappointing that they can't get them to come out here for a final goodbye.

Fightertown USA - not anymore.


Though it looks like this year they will have an F-4, F-22, and A-10, so that is an improvement.

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 2:55:31 PM EDT
Who else had "Danger Zone" playing in their head looking at these pics?
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 3:00:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Miramar has not been Fightertown USA since 01 October 1997.




Originally Posted By CalGat:
The F-14 hasn't performed at the Miramar Airshow for at least 3-years now. It's so disappointing that they can't get them to come out here for a final goodbye.

Fightertown USA - not anymore.


Though it looks like this year they will have an F-4, F-22, and A-10, so that is an improvement.




They don't train there anymore? What happened to TopGun where they teach advance tactics?
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 3:04:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2005 3:04:52 PM EDT by sherm8404]

Originally Posted By SPECTRE:
A sad day.
So many great planes being put out to pasture.
Maybe it's just me, but the new birds, the F22 and the like, just don't have that "look" that the old warbirds do.
To sterile for me.




Good thing you ain't running the DoD.

We'd still have P-38s and P-51s as our air defense.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 3:05:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sterling18:

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Miramar has not been Fightertown USA since 01 October 1997.




Originally Posted By CalGat:
The F-14 hasn't performed at the Miramar Airshow for at least 3-years now. It's so disappointing that they can't get them to come out here for a final goodbye.

Fightertown USA - not anymore.


Though it looks like this year they will have an F-4, F-22, and A-10, so that is an improvement.




They don't train there anymore? What happened to TopGun where they teach advance tactics?



Miramar is now MCAS Miramar and has been since 1997. Top Gun is in Fallon, NV. The only Navy guys at Miramar that I know of are with the F/A-18 FRS there.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 3:05:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sherm8404:

Originally Posted By SPECTRE:
A sad day.
So many great planes being put out to pasture.
Maybe it's just me, but the new birds, the F22 and the like, just don't have that "look" that the old warbirds do.
To sterile for me.




Good thing you ain't running the DoD.

We'd still have P-38s and P-51s as our air defense.




And we'd probably STILL kick ass!!

­

well.... maybe not.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 3:07:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sterling18:

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Miramar has not been Fightertown USA since 01 October 1997.




Originally Posted By CalGat:
The F-14 hasn't performed at the Miramar Airshow for at least 3-years now. It's so disappointing that they can't get them to come out here for a final goodbye.

Fightertown USA - not anymore.


Though it looks like this year they will have an F-4, F-22, and A-10, so that is an improvement.




They don't train there anymore? What happened to TopGun where they teach advance tactics?



NAS Miramar became MCAS Miramar in 97. Top Gun was moved to Fallon, NV. All the F-14's were redistibuted to other bases, don't know where the E-2's went. Miramar now has USMC F-18's (C's and D's) and C-130's and some choppers.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 3:20:06 PM EDT
As staff or students or both?
The main F-18 RAG on the west coast is out of NAS Lemoore.


Originally Posted By Fly-Navy:
Miramar is now MCAS Miramar and has been since 1997. Top Gun is in Fallon, NV. The only Navy guys at Miramar that I know of are with the F/A-18 FRS there.

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 3:22:00 PM EDT
E-2's and the wing went to NAS Point Mugu.
The C-2's are still out of NAS North Island.
The F-14's went to NAS Oceana.


Originally Posted By CalGat:
NAS Miramar became MCAS Miramar in 97. Top Gun was moved to Fallon, NV. All the F-14's were redistibuted to other bases, don't know where the E-2's went. Miramar now has USMC F-18's (C's and D's) and C-130's and some choppers.

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