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'Last of the Tomcats'

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Some of the better footage I've seen of Iranian Tomcats ...

Thanks Jack ...

great vid, the comments cause me pain though

As far as YouTube goes, those are pretty tame ...

I try to avoid reading or taking YouTube comments seriously ...

Gregg

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Some of the better footage I've seen of Iranian Tomcats ...

Thanks Jack ...

As far as YouTube goes, those are pretty tame ...

I try to avoid reading or taking YouTube comments seriously ...

Gregg

Sound advice. Pretty amazing seeing videos of them still flying, Thanks Jack

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great vid, the comments cause me pain though
Some of the better footage I've seen of Iranian Tomcats ...

Thanks Jack ...

As far as YouTube goes, those are pretty tame ...

I try to avoid reading or taking YouTube comments seriously ...

Gregg

Sound advice. Pretty amazing seeing videos of them still flying, Thanks Jack

Yeah sorry about it, and I know the comments do bug everyone.

That's what we all get from viewing Youtube I guess. I'll try to use a better video source next time.

Thx anyway.

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Yeah sorry about it, and I know the comments do bug everyone.

That's what we all get from viewing Youtube I guess. I'll try to use a better video source next time.

Thx anyway.

Jack, YouTube has great amount of vids and it's easy to post links to, I see nothing wrong with using it just because of a bunch of weenies always make childish comments on there ... Like I said, I just ignore them ...

My advice, never scroll down below the video player portion of the page on YouTube ... :thumbsup:

Gregg

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Thanks for the link! From there, I found even more rare footages. Inflight refueling of Iranian SU-24s, F-4s, and their unique, twin-tailed F-5s:

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Thanks for the link! From there, I found even more rare footages. Inflight refueling of Iranian SU-24s, F-4s, and their unique, twin-tailed F-5s:

:whistle:

Cool. :cheers:

Thanks Jack.

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Great video. I am somewhat surprised that they still have F-14s that are flyable. They have good mechanics, but where are they getting parts? The answer to that question might be a can of worms that we don't want to open.

Darwin

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Speaking of the last of the Tomcats, they are now all gone from AMARG. Only 159437 remains on hold for the USS JFK floating museum.

Dear Sir

Thank you for your e-mail to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and

Regeneration Group (309 AMARG) regarding the status of the

F-14 "Tomcat" fighters here at the Group facility.

I regret having to inform you that there are currently no F-14s remaining

here at 309 AMARG anymore with exception of AN1K0056 which is being

held by the National Museum of Naval Aviation until the period for enquiries

on contracting the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy, CV-67 for a museum institution has

expired by January 22, 2010 since said unit has been requested to be loaned to the

winning contractor.

All Navy F-14’s were slated for demilitarization and ultimately disposal in late

October 2009. Demilitarization involves removal of hazardous materials and

military equipment by 309 AMARG (578th Storage and Disposal Squadron)

personnel. When this process has been completed, the aircraft are removed

to a Navy contractor where they are shredded into metal scrap. Scrap can

then be smelted and recycled. As the respective contractors for the remaining

Navy F-14’s companies Titan Works Grays, HVF LLC and L3 Communications have been

awarded the contract for processing the final lot of remaining F-14-airframes which had

been fulfilled by the 4th quarter of FY09.

You may refer to the PIMA Air & Space Museum which is located close to the premises

of the AMARG facility. An F-14 Tomcat has been placed as an exhibition piece there for

visitors to enjoy. For any arrangements you may want to make for a visit to AMARG

please visit www.pimaair.org or call (520) 574-0462.

Sincerely – SrA Tim Vaughan

GS-11- Public Affairs Officer

355 Contracting Squadron

309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (309 AMARG)

http://www.dm.af.mil/units/amarc.asp

Edited by Sig Saur & Son

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Speaking of the last of the Tomcats, they are now all gone from AMARG. Only 159437 remains on hold for the USS JFK floating museum.

Dear Sir

Thank you for your e-mail to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and

Regeneration Group (309 AMARG) regarding the status of the

F-14 "Tomcat" fighters here at the Group facility.

I regret having to inform you that there are currently no F-14s remaining

here at 309 AMARG anymore with exception of AN1K0056 which is being

held by the National Museum of Naval Aviation until the period for enquiries

on contracting the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy, CV-67 for a museum institution has

expired by January 22, 2010 since said unit has been requested to be loaned to the

winning contractor.

All Navy F-14’s were slated for demilitarization and ultimately disposal in late

October 2009. Demilitarization involves removal of hazardous materials and

military equipment by 309 AMARG (578th Storage and Disposal Squadron)

personnel. When this process has been completed, the aircraft are removed

to a Navy contractor where they are shredded into metal scrap. Scrap can

then be smelted and recycled. As the respective contractors for the remaining

Navy F-14’s companies Titan Works Grays, HVF LLC and L3 Communications have been

awarded the contract for processing the final lot of remaining F-14-airframes which had

been fulfilled by the 4th quarter of FY09.

You may refer to the PIMA Air & Space Museum which is located close to the premises

of the AMARG facility. An F-14 Tomcat has been placed as an exhibition piece there for

visitors to enjoy. For any arrangements you may want to make for a visit to AMARG

please visit www.pimaair.org or call (520) 574-0462.

Sincerely – SrA Tim Vaughan

GS-11- Public Affairs Officer

355 Contracting Squadron

309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (309 AMARG)

http://www.dm.af.mil/units/amarc.asp

Very sad... At least we'll have the new edition of your book out soon, right Dave???? :-)

Edited by jhanna1701

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Speaking of the last of the Tomcats, they are now all gone from AMARG. Only 159437 remains on hold for the USS JFK floating museum.

Speaking of the last of the Tomcats, does anyone ever remember seeing a video of them (hold onto something) tearing apart an F-14 start to finish. It was a sped up video that showed the machinery having its way with a Tomcat. I saw it once and never saved it. Haven't been able to find it again. If anyone has it or knows where to find it, LMK. Thanks!

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Speaking of the last of the Tomcats, does anyone ever remember seeing a video of them (hold onto something) tearing apart an F-14 start to finish. It was a sped up video that showed the machinery having its way with a Tomcat. I saw it once and never saved it. Haven't been able to find it again. If anyone has it or knows where to find it, LMK. Thanks!

Watch at your own risk ...

Gregg

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So much for Snort getting one for the Airshow circuit . . . :thumbsup:

Ves :thumbsup:

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Watch at your own risk ...

Gregg

:cheers:

OH GOD! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

(Kicked the bucket!)

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:worship:

OH GOD! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

(Kicked the bucket!)

You know, I remember being a teenager in the Summer of 1986 when every guy wanted to be Maverick, boring holes in the sky in an F-14, showing Iceman who was boss and bedding Kelly McGillis.

Now?

Tom Cruise is a freak.

Iceman is a fata** who could be taken down by a cub scout.

The Tomcats are gone.

Kelly McGillis is middle-aged. And prefers chicks.

Talk about a downer.

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You know, I remember being a teenager in the Summer of 1986 when every guy wanted to be Maverick, boring holes in the sky in an F-14, showing Iceman who was boss and bedding Kelly McGillis.

Now?

Tom Cruise is a freak.

Iceman is a fata** who could be taken down by a cub scout.

The Tomcats are gone.

Kelly McGillis is middle-aged. And prefers chicks.

Talk about a downer.

Just saw parts of that movie not too long ago, and realized that she was already middle-aged (looking) in that movie especially considering how young Cruise looks. Definately a case of Older woman/younger man.

Also the Ninja he rides in that movie, sport bikes have come so far since then!

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Speaking of the last of the Tomcats, they are now all gone from AMARG. Only 159437 remains on hold for the USS JFK floating museum.

Dear Sir

Thank you for your e-mail to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and

Regeneration Group (309 AMARG) regarding the status of the

F-14 "Tomcat" fighters here at the Group facility.

I regret having to inform you that there are currently no F-14s remaining

here at 309 AMARG anymore with exception of AN1K0056 which is being

held by the National Museum of Naval Aviation until the period for enquiries

on contracting the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy, CV-67 for a museum institution has

expired by January 22, 2010 since said unit has been requested to be loaned to the

winning contractor.

All Navy F-14’s were slated for demilitarization and ultimately disposal in late

October 2009. Demilitarization involves removal of hazardous materials and

military equipment by 309 AMARG (578th Storage and Disposal Squadron)

personnel. When this process has been completed, the aircraft are removed

to a Navy contractor where they are shredded into metal scrap. Scrap can

then be smelted and recycled. As the respective contractors for the remaining

Navy F-14’s companies Titan Works Grays, HVF LLC and L3 Communications have been

awarded the contract for processing the final lot of remaining F-14-airframes which had

been fulfilled by the 4th quarter of FY09.

You may refer to the PIMA Air & Space Museum which is located close to the premises

of the AMARG facility. An F-14 Tomcat has been placed as an exhibition piece there for

visitors to enjoy. For any arrangements you may want to make for a visit to AMARG

please visit www.pimaair.org or call (520) 574-0462.

Sincerely – SrA Tim Vaughan

GS-11- Public Affairs Officer

355 Contracting Squadron

309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (309 AMARG)

http://www.dm.af.mil/units/amarc.asp

Interesting email. I was on a cross country mission to Davis Monthan yesterday. There is a group of about 8 F-14s still there. One was a commanders bird. Don't know why this guy is saying there is only one left. It is simply not true.

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Kelly McGillis is middle-aged. And prefers chicks.

Talk about a downer.

Sometimes reality really sucks :crying2:

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