View Full Version : A Tribute to the F-14
I found this video tonight and thought I would share it. What a plane!
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The F-14 had a rough start but once the bugs got worked out it was a pretty good aircraft. I really liked the A+.
If you look at the specs ,the F14 still exceeds the newer aircraft in some areas . Sadly one spec was maintenance hours per flight hour , and fuel burn .
As a kid at the Miramar air show , A top gun pilot would give a speech about the F-14 " If you left in full after burner , to the north east -you would find yourself out of fuel at 45,000 feet over Denver in 27 minutes " .
We never do that as the engines would be trashed .
Pretty awesome! Makes me kinda miss carrier life......kinda :eagle:
I was in a VF Squadron when we were transitioning from F4's to Tomcats. Nice birds.
That was maaaaaany moons ago.
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