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Posted: 3/25/2006 8:39:14 PM EDT
This is a listing of the final F-14 Tomcat flights and where they will end up at.
Dates to be updated when final info is known.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

VF-213 Final Tomcat Flights

DATE / MODEX / BUNO / FINAL LANDING

March 29 - 211-159629 - Kenner LA
March 30 - 210-163897 - McClellan AFB

TBA - 206-163893 - Arnold AB TN
TBA - 207-161166 - Evergreen OR
TBA - 204-161159 - Pensacola FL
TBA - 205-161163 - Bloomington IL

TBA - AMARC - 200-164347
TBA - AMARC - 203-164348
TBA - AMARC - 212-164349
TBA - AMARC - 213-164602
TBA - SARDIP - 206-163893

AMARC = Aircraft Maintenance And Regeneration Center, aka "The Boneyard", Davis-Monthan
SARDIP = Stricken Aircraft Reclamation Disposition Program, aka "Strip And Reclaim, Dispose of In Place".
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 8:43:12 PM EDT
The boneyard is a tragic place, i hate to see anything end up there.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 8:45:57 PM EDT
I remember my dad mentioning... I think it was the F105s... they would land on an airfield, and chop it right there. Sad demise for such wonderful machines.

Link Posted: 3/25/2006 9:07:33 PM EDT
Argument in favour of not invading Iran. Would be a shame to shoot down the last in-service Tomcats.

Then again, it's probably a pretty decent way for them to go.

NTM
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 9:09:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Manic_Moran:
Argument in favour of not invading Iran. Would be a shame to shoot down the last in-service Tomcats.

Then again, it's probably a pretty decent way for them to go.

NTM



I dont think any of theirs are still in the air.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 9:10:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:
I remember my dad mentioning... I think it was the F105s... they would land on an airfield, and chop it right there. Sad demise for such wonderful machines.




that's not necessarily the case. if it's still a combat viable aircraft they winterize it and stick it out in the yard. if we need it, it will be re-furbed and flown away.

look at davis-monthan on google earth. REALLY cool to see.

not all the jets that land there get the chop
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 10:35:16 PM EDT


Hopefully at least a few will be put on static display or in museums.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 10:47:42 PM EDT
They should put them on ebay.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 10:48:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
They should put them on ebay.



Group buy?
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 11:06:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By roboman:

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
They should put them on ebay.



Group buy?



Static display in my backyard. Piss the neighbors off.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 11:22:12 PM EDT
The F-14 will live on in my VHS copy of Top Gun.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 12:01:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HarrySacz:

I dont think any of theirs are still in the air.



They are indeed. They had been attrited down to just one squadron for a while, but they've basically had twenty-five years to reverse engineer the things, so they've been able to make spare parts and are back up to about two squadrons now.

NTM
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:19:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HarrySacz:

Originally Posted By Manic_Moran:
Argument in favour of not invading Iran. Would be a shame to shoot down the last in-service Tomcats.

Then again, it's probably a pretty decent way for them to go.

NTM



I dont think any of theirs are still in the air.



They've got at least five flying from the recent videos I've seen.
Nothing but target drones against current generation AWACS, radar and missiles.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 1:20:07 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 3/28/2006 1:31:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2006 1:39:46 PM EDT by vito113]
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 1:31:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KA3B:
www.vaq34.com/tomcatsatoceana.jpg




Group Buy?

Link Posted: 3/28/2006 1:40:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vito113:
25 minutes of F-14 'wood' material…

F-14… how low can you go!



That Marine F-16N looks pretty cool too.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 3:15:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By A_G:


Hopefully at least a few will be put on static display or in museums.



The one bound for Pensacola will be on display at the National Museaum of Naval Aviation.

SG
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 4:17:41 PM EDT
Loved the tribute to the F-14 vid. First Cap dead,now this. San Diego,1986. Tanned,beautiful ladies on the beach,and F-14s from Miramar screaming overhead. Doesn't get any better than that!
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 4:28:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 4:37:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:

Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:
I remember my dad mentioning... I think it was the F105s... they would land on an airfield, and chop it right there. Sad demise for such wonderful machines.




that's not necessarily the case. if it's still a combat viable aircraft they winterize it and stick it out in the yard. if we need it, it will be re-furbed and flown away.

look at davis-monthan on google earth. REALLY cool to see.

not all the jets that land there get the chop



I had the pleasure of being TDY for a few weeks at Davis-Monthan back in 1991 and I got to see the planes that they keep stockpiled there. It is indeed an awesome sight to see. Google Earth shows the planes, but it doesn't do the actual scene justice.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 6:28:03 PM EDT
O.K. sounds like we need our own F-14....

Maybe a visit to the boneyard before the get to pulling parts....

Fence Wire Cutters - Check!
Can of Fix a Flat - Check!
Jumper Cables - Check!
Couple of Jerry Cans of Jet Fuel - Check!

All RIGHTY NOW!! - Kick the Tires and Light Those Fires!!!

BIGGER_HAMMER
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 6:32:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:

Originally Posted By roboman:

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
They should put them on ebay.



Group buy?



Static display in my backyard. Piss the neighbors off.



Spool the engines up once a week.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 6:34:23 PM EDT
The History Channel did a real good show on Davis Mountain a while back. Alot stuff there is stored for a long time before it gets chopped. Still, I hate to see the F14 go.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 6:55:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:

Originally Posted By ARDOC:

Originally Posted By roboman:

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
They should put them on ebay.



Group buy?



Static display in my backyard. Piss the neighbors off.



Spool the engines up once a week.

This would actually be a good idea,but locate near a base/airport. An idea. get a large jet(727/DC-8/L1011) turn it into a bar near the airport,and cater to airline employees/airplane freaks).and watch the $$$ fly in.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 7:06:52 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 3/28/2006 8:10:01 PM EDT
I was at the Lone Star Biker Bash last year at the Texas Motorspeedway. There was an air show going on the same weekend.

Some F-14 driver decided that it would be fun to buzz the rally.

My heart skipped a beat and several thousand bikers spilled their beer!

It put a smile on my face.
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