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Image taken at the 2006 NAS Oceana airshow. Just several weeks later the Tomcat performed it’s last flights, as they are being retired and scrapped. Planes are from Strike Fighter Squadron VF-31. (USS Theodore Roosevelt).
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Great capture.. How time flys..
so what replaces them?
NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!Not the F/14!!!Say it isnt so Andy…
last time i painted
Michael, yes it is so. Very sad to not see these in the air anymore. What an awesome plane the Tomcat always will be ….
Sorry Goose, but its time to buzz the tower…..for the last time….*sniff
Negative Ghostrider, the pattern is full – I never tire of that “quote”. I have quite a few good shots of this old bird, didn’t realize when I took them that noone else will ever get a better shot than me !!!! Sorry Photogenique, I missed your question above, they are being replaced by the F-18 Hornet and Superhornets.
WOW THIS IS HOT.
Apart from the spitfire, this is still the best looking plane to ever have flown
I’m going to miss her…
Hmmm, I’ gonna have to disagree on that one: Best looking plane for me is the ME-262. I always loved the looks of the F-4 Phantom as well. Now the Raptor is “doing it” for me …..
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