F-14 Final Flight|
On September 22, 2006, the official final flight of a US Navy F-14 Tomcat was celebrated at NAS Oceana.
In front of an audience of several hundred US Navy and civil spectators, representatives from Northrop Grumman, the city of Oceana and the US Navy held speeches about the fabulous time with the Tomcat.
The programm of the official Final Flight Events:
Final Flight Event admission ticket:
When VF-31 F-14D AJ102 (BuNo 164904) was launched to do the final flight ... it almost broke down. As a back-up aircraft, VF-31 F-14D AJ107 (BuNo 164902) took off and made a final flight past the crowd before disappearing in the sky ...
Below is a selection of photos taken either by myself or the US Navy:
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