This past weekend. Did anyone go?? Awesome demonstrations of the F-15 Strike Eagle, F-22 Raptor, and F-18 Super Hornet. Blue Angels were awesome. Haven't seen them in about 20 years.
Ya know, I honestly didn't think about it until I got there. Then it was too late. My bad! I cruised the attachment booths looking for CODS or Rawhide, but didn't see one. I bougt a t-shirt from my S.I.L's attachment. The VFA-106 "Gunslingers".bbrowncods said:YankeeBob, I didn't know you were down here this weekend. I guess you were visiting the daughter. You should have looked me up. If your still here PM me!
You sure hit the nail on it's head here steve! I worked on them from 1983 to their death. VF-21 and VF-111 and two tours on an Airwing staff. I'm at CNATT now on NAS Pensacola and get the show right over our head in the smoke pit! Hope to run into ya someday cruising down the road. I'm up off of 9 Mile and Pine Forest.steveusmc said:Just my opinion but I will always believe that the F-14 Tomcats are the baddest of the bad. They are retired now but nothing else comes close to the power and noise those bears could make. They are the ONLY aircraft to carry the liquid cooled Phoenix missile....track 24 separate targets, shoot at 6 different ones at the same time, up to 60 miles away....and they had that capability over 2 DECADES ago. What a piece of machinery.
No wonder Top Gun was a super hit.
Tomcat: "Any Time, Any Place, Baby" !!!