Taken before the F-14A was modified to an F-14B. I like this old paintcheme much more than the dull grey paint, which seemed to look dirty very soon after painting. The extreme deflection of the horizontal stabilizer is intersting. Nose wheel just in air.
OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM Homecoming. Posted for those who think the Tomcat did not fly 'Combat Missions' or make history. This Tomcat is now on display in Lexington, KY, arriving there on 05 October 2005.
VF-32's CO jet, AC-101 under goes final checks before taxiing to the runway. This shot was taken just a few days before the squadron finally said good bye to the mighty Tomcat and begun transition to the newer F/A-18F Super Hornet.