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The last demo flight of the Tomcat

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Added by: serpa6, 02-05-2013
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This was the last demo flight of the F-14 Tomcat at Oceania Air show in 2005. I do not think this was ever posted before, they push her to her limits. I have seen the tomcat in demo flights on clear days with no wind. I have seen it fly at least 3 times but never pushed like this Enjoy

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08-18-2014, 01:55 PM #86331
   
louielopez
Corporal

They weren't pushing it. A big beast of a plane, and amazing to see what one could really do. If you are one of us lucky enough to geta show out to sea, the Tomcat is capable of much tighter maneuvering than could be shown at a CONUS airshow. My old Bluejackets Manual (equivalent to the Handbook for Marines), listed Tomcats at max catapult weight of 70,000 lbs. For such a large, heavy fighter, amazingly nimble. Not an F-16 mind you, but for their size. There is a great vid on here showing one doing a demo for the carrier group, going supersonic. Absolutely badass
   
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10-14-2013, 08:26 PM #80226
ZATO1414    
ZATO1414
Sergeant

Is Goose in there?
   
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    serpa6 (10-15-2013)
03-31-2013, 07:19 PM #72829
weaponsgrade    
weaponsgrade
Private

I saw several of these birds live at airshows over the years.... Sad to see them go....
   
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    serpa6 (03-31-2013)
02-15-2013, 11:50 PM #70291
Mel    
Mel

One of my two favorite birds of prey.She's a sexy beast.
   
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02-07-2013, 08:41 AM #69905
   
Riceball80
Corporal

What a beast. God Bless It.
   
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    Mel (02-15-2013)
02-05-2013, 12:56 PM #69839
scoutreturns    
scoutreturns
Corporal

Love this bird
   
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    Mel (02-15-2013),serpa6 (02-05-2013)
02-05-2013, 08:38 AM #69833
gutro    
gutro
Warrant Officer

Saddly, I've never seen this bird in person....sad.
   
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    serpa6 (02-05-2013)
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