View Full Version : Any VF-202 or F14 squadron people out there?
Just a check in - to say hello ..drop me a line.
VF-101 Oceana VA 90-91
VF-202 NAS DALLAS 91-94
I was in VF 102 from 82-84 in Oceana.
Can't believe the Cat is gone from the fleet.
There was a program on the History Channel about the design and history, service life of the Tomcat - It STILL kicks ass on almost anything out there. The F/18 has nothing on it...
They said what killed the Tomcat was the manintenance hours per flight hours
We were sad when the F-4's went away. Even worse for the Tomcats. Hell of a bird.
Then I went to a Battleship.
Oh baby, shoot those 16" guns.
Nothing makes an impression more than a 2 thousand pound high explosive, armor piercing 16 inch shell. I still think we need one on active duty .. just in case.
Incredible technology on those ships
I've been retired for about 10 years and would go back in a minute if they recalled a battleship.
RTC San Diego 87
CVRW-20 Dallas NAS 87-88 (Carrier Qualifications conducted on USS Forrestal and USS America) Saw the last of the F-4S Phantoms as we phased out for Tomcats
Airman Apprentice during my reserve time counted towards me going active duty after high school graduation.
88-89 USS Ranger CV-61 WESTPAC Cruise (ABE) V-2 Division
Out in 89 due to injury.
201 and 202 shared the same hanger... I made a trip out to NAS Dallas about a month ago..Alot of it is gone...bulldozed. Hanger 20 is still there
VF-1 (stash Ensign) 91 NAS Miramar
VF-124 93-94 NAS Miramar
VF-154 94-97 NAF Atsugi, Japan
VF-201 97-98 NAS Fort Worth
I was at the Tomcat Sunset back in September. What a great weekend.
VFA 201 is disestablishing in a couple of weeks:
Email invitations have gone out for the VFA 201 shutdown party on March 24th. If you have not received an invitation and would like to, please contact Mousse Clark or Bill Fitzpatrick asap at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Ceremony will start at 1600 at the squadron (Hangar 1403), NAS JRB Fort Worth, followed by the Bud Flagg Memorial Reception. Dress is appropriate civilian attire, flight suits, flight jackets, etc. Dinner catered by Coburn's BBQ will follow and a bar with beer, wine, well drinks will be available. Cost is $20 per person, children under 16 free. Lodging info TBA, transportation will be provided to downtown Fort Worth following the party. More details to follow.
There are close to 100 former Hunters for whom I have no email address - list appears below. Please take a minute to look it over. If you're in touch with any of these individuals, please pass the above info.
Gracias, Fast Ed
I watched that on the History Chanel ... GREAT ceremoney
If you go to Youtube.com there are quite a few clips of F14's.
Some professionally done and the home movie type. There are a couple great ones of really low, super sonic fly-bys
~ I had no idea that 201 was dis-establishing.
Wish I could go - but my schedule is full. I had alot
of people I knew that went over there when 202 dis-established.
Here is a quick news spot of 22 F14's in the air, returning from the TR.
Man would I would not give to be able to hear them in person - one last time
One more video of a bunch now out in the desert... sad
I was in VF-201 from 90-94. Worked in the AT shop, Line, QA, and training.
AT2 (Now MA1 Pirtle)
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