' odyssey finally began when the squadron departed MCAS Yuma, Ariz., in late March, arriving aboard Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, in early April after a week of travel, more than 24 flight hours, and 12,000 miles.
"The nose of a Tomcat
is in there with maintenance platforms built around it," said Cochran, "The current ejection seat that the F/A-18 Hornets use is very similar to what the "A" schools were using anyway."
has a terrific precision-approach system designed to work with the aircraft carrier but not with the civilian ILS.
McDonald gave Geneva its largest lead of the game at 45-39 with another pair at the line, only to see the Tomcats
' leading scorer Jules Williamson drain a long 3-pointer to halve the East Aurora deficit.
I saw two Tomcats
come screaming down through the section.
An F-14A tomcat
leaves behind a trail of steam and light as Sailors observe the launch aboard USS enterprise (CVN 65) in support of Operation enduring Freedom on Oct.
Racked up in the hangars with the Tomcats
and Hornets are S3 Viking refuelling planes, Prowlers to take out enemy radar, E2C Hawkeyes for co-ordinating planes in battle, and SH60 Seahawk helicopters.
Julian Acosta (13 points), Josh Pryor (12) and Darius Cooper (10) all had double-digit games for the Tomcats
If the gas remaining on the external wing tank hadn't altered the jet's handling characteristics during my fight with the Tomcats
, I never would have figured it out.
coach Rick Robinson subbed out all 5 starters at one point.
The Super Hornets use 50 percent fewer parts than the Tomcats
required, which means the new jets will be easier to maintain.
I quickly relayed to my lead and the two Tomcats
that we were finished for the day and that I was heading, back overhead the ship because of engine problems.
East Aurora coach Rick Robinson took one look at the scorebook after the Tomcats
' picked up their first win of the year, a 65-52 Upstate Eight decision over Elgin, and said simply, "Whoa."
Before he was overthrown in 1979, the Shah of Iran bought 80 F-14A Tomcats
, 79 of which were delivered, together with their AIM-54 Phoenix missiles.
One morning, our division of Tomcats
was briefing a 4 v X, self-escort strike, with each aircraft carrying two Mk-83 general-purpose bombs.