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  • Last time to see Tomcat fly

    Oceana is coming soon(Sept 9-10), they have arranged to have the Tomcat fly in the Fleet flyby.

    http://www.oceanaairshow.com/index.php

    2 wks after that, the F-14 Tomcat will fly to the Boneyard or museums
    Sept 20-23
    http://www.tomcat-sunset.org/

  • #2
    Are there going to be any preserved F-14's maybe flying around? I can't go to Oceana but I want to see one at some point.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by JordanD
      Are there going to be any preserved F-14's maybe flying around?
      nope..

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      • #4
        I'll be there!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by YYZPICS
          nope..
          Shame I guess none of the groups that fly around P-51's at airshows could afford an F-14. Out of curiosity, say someone did buy one, would they legally be allowed to fly it (like at airshows)?

          Just goes to show you enjoy the planes that are flying now while you can, they won't be here forever.

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          • #6
            Dont Worry Guys !!

            Oh Count on it. Im pretty much sure one of the groups or one of the rich plane-collectors around the world will buy one or two. Remember the rich collector from South Africa, that let his aircrafts being played by "pilots" for 30 mins or somethin? All I remember is that he's from South Africa, and has 1 or 2 BAe Buccaneers in his collection. Maybe our spotter from SA - RobinB knows which guy I mean... ??
            Last edited by MaxPower; 2006-08-31, 16:06.
            Inactive from May 1 2009.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by seventwo
              I'll be there!
              ME TO


              Originally posted by JordanD
              Shame I guess none of the groups that fly around P-51's at airshows could afford an F-14. Out of curiosity, say someone did buy one, would they legally be allowed to fly it (like at airshows)?
              I thought the FAA restricted civilians owning these type of fighters. I would think the F-14 would be too expensive for a civilian to own. It's the whole reason the Navy is getting ride of it.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Top_Gun
                ME TO

                I thought the FAA restricted civilians owning these type of fighters. I would think the F-14 would be too expensive for a civilian to own. It's the whole reason the Navy is getting ride of it.
                Not only that but it would be even harder to get a tomcat because of the fear of parts falling into iranian hands, the pentagone does not want Iranian tomcats in the air.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by seventwo
                  Not only that but it would be even harder to get a tomcat because of the fear of parts falling into iranian hands, the pentagone does not want Iranian tomcats in the air.
                  Even if they do, they would need a steady supply of parts to keep them flying, so they might only be able to get 1 or few into the air. And once something else breaks that they can't get, it's over. Or they would just try to fly it until it crashes on its own. Plus their pilots are probably cluelss as to how to fly the thing.

                  And even if they do get one into the air and try to start something, a couple of F-22's with trained pilots, would make short work of any bootleg Iranian F-14.

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