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Happy Birthday, BABY!

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From Bill Barto, over at the F-14 Association:

 

From December 21, 1970 to October 4, 2006.

 

First Flight began on Long Island, Last Flight ended on Long Island.

 

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So raise a double of Wild Turkey in salute to those who made it happen...

 

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ALWAYS BABY!

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- will another machine ever look so simultaneously menacing, reassuring, powerful, and beautiful...it is the reason I wanted to fly as a boy

 

- nothing, save the legendary Spitfire, can stoke the imagination like her...

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the really sad part, speaking of Spitfires, is that 60 years from now, there will not be a flying Tomcat...it will be impossible since they are either gutted and skewered or crushed in order to prevent the Iranians from getting a piece

 

so if there is a memorial flight program in the future, how sad that the only way we will ever watch Tomcats fly now is on TOP GUN with Tom Cruise

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Meh... I think they're a little overated. :tongue: jk

 

For me, the saddest part is that, Iran notwithstanding, it's a real shame that no one else bought them, or considered using them...

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- will another machine ever look so simultaneously menacing, reassuring, powerful, and beautiful...it is the reason I wanted to fly as a boy

 

Yep, but it's built by Sukhoi (33) :rofl:

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY!!!

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