Under condition of anonymity, a senior-level official with the Navy has informed TACAIRNET that the service intends on bringing the … Continue reading Navy to Explore Resurrecting the F-14 Tomcat to Replace the F-35
Mid-September 1974 would see yet another WESTPAC combat deployment for the already-battle hardened USS Enterprise (CVAN-65), the first nuclear-powered aircraft … Continue reading Tomcat’s First Ride
The year was 1977, and the Canadian Department of National Defence had just kicked off their New Fighter Aircraft program … Continue reading The CF-14-Eh Tomcat?
On Friday the 21st, 1956, one of Grumman’s in-house test pilots, Thomas W. Attridge Jr. climed into a borrowed Navy … Continue reading Tigers, Dives and 20 mm Cannons
Early F-14 Tomcats had serious issues with maneuverability, especially during close-in engagements or dogfights. When the aircraft was positioned at … Continue reading Spinning Tomcats
This is a post from a while ago that somehow never made it onto the website for our FoldingWing Friday theme, which is … Continue reading 303B
“Through the skill and devotion to duty of their armed forces of all branches in the Midway area our citizens … Continue reading Midway to Our Objective!
Seventy two years ago at 0430 hours on the 4th of June, the Battle of Midway was in its infancy … Continue reading Midway
On this day in 1946, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Chester Nimitz ordered that “A…Flight Exhibition Team be organized within … Continue reading The Blues Take Flight
On this day in 1960 the A-6 Intruder had its maiden flight. Designed by Gruman Aerospace, it served as an … Continue reading First Flight of the Intruder