Aviation Photo #1089272 Grumman F-14D(R) Tomcat - USA - Navy

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The last daylight launch of the day from the waist catapults of the USS Theodore Roosevelt sees this VF-213 aircraft silhouetted against the evening sun.
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    Scott Rathbone
    USA - Navy
    Grumman F-14D(R) Tomcat
    Grumman F-14 Tomcat (G-303)
    Grumman F-14 Tomcat (G-303)
    Grumman
    390/DR-11
    161163
    AJ-205
    Persian Gulf
    International Airspace
    January 18, 2006
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Comments (26)

Anonymous
11 years ago
Perfect timing, only one wheel touching the deck.
It would be perfect if the sun was on the right side...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Totally incredible photo ... also nice to see your colleague (?) taping a video on the left :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome timing! Would've been quite a rush
Anonymous
11 years ago
I am completely mesmerized by this shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
Yet again, another fantastic 'Aircraft Carrier' shot from yourself. Well done!

Lee
Anonymous
11 years ago
I like the how he got it the very last moment before it took off the carrier.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Magical, you can really feel the speed and power of this jet, and such an elegant departure from the ship. 5 stars
Anonymous
11 years ago
One of the most attractive powerful pictures I ever have seen.. So cool!
Anonymous
11 years ago
"HeadinĀ“ to... the danger zone!" ;) T.B.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This picture is just perfect.. you have taken it on the right time.. its a wonderfull picture:O
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great
Anonymous
11 years ago
It' amazing... congratulations to the photographer!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow! Really a great picture!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
One kind of a pic., fabulous one, keep it up
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice shot! Love this one
Anonymous
10 years ago
F-14 Tomcat is "forever young"
Anonymous
10 years ago
The details, the light and of course the unique momentum
Anonymous
10 years ago
Thats really breathtaking!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great action shot! I love how you pictured the wheel at just the right time before the nose actually pitches up. Awesome shot- would love to see more of them
Anonymous
10 years ago
Talk about perfect perfect timing, awesome pic.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This picture demonstrates just what naval pilots go through when they say "catapult"
Anonymous
9 years ago
I'm gonna miss the Tomcat!!=(
Anonymous
9 years ago
Possibly the best Tomcat photo of all time. Just a great shot, truely shows what the tomcat does for a living.
Anonymous
7 years ago
For some reason i keep hearing kenny loggins playing in my head when i look at this photo
Anonymous
6 years ago
I miss the cat... :(
Anonymous
5 years ago
The guy to the left, was he filming to a new movie or something? Nice one!

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