Thursday, March 02, 2006

Top Gun's F-14 Out of Service

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This is kind of old news... But I came across it lately and can't resist writing about this...

The "Top Gun" airplane that Tom Cruise flew in...
Yes... the famous variable sweep wing fighter interceptor F-14 Tomcat is out of service from the US Navy. It had its last flight on February 8th 2006.
It has been replaced by the F-18 Hornet. The main reason for its replacement is due to high maintenance issues to keep it in operation.
The F-14 Tomcat was an icon in the US navy.People around the Aviation industry are unhappy due to this.

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