"Greetings to all the fans of “The Big Fighter”,
Well, it’s official. We conducted a brief with the Commander, Naval Air Forces U.S. Atlantic Fleet and he has approved our entire fleet flying program, including the Tomcat!
The F-14 will participate in the following events at the 2006 Oceana Air Show:
- U.S. Navy Fleet Flyby: Four Tomcats with four Hornets and four Super Hornets (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).
- U.S. Navy Air Power Demonstration: Four Tomcats performing the division level lay-down maneuver (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).
- Night Afterburner flyby at the 31st Street park to kick off the Neptune Festival Beach Blast (Saturday evening; event starts at 6:00pm; flyby scheduled for 7:30pm)
Thanks to everyone for your continued support and well wishes regarding this fabled Fighter. The 2006 Oceana Air Show will be a fitting finale for this historic aircraft and an excellent tribute to the men and women that flew and maintained her for so long.
CDR Rich "Corky" Erie
Oceana Air Show Director"
Chad: looks like you won't have to take me to the carrier just yet