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Old 03-24-2018, 12:50 PM   #121
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"When an Alpha Tomcat was overhead..you didn't need to look..it was obvious."

.....but you did anyways, because otherwise what kind of airplane nut would you be?

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Old 03-24-2018, 05:12 PM   #122
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"When an Alpha Tomcat was overhead..you didn't need to look..it was obvious."

.....but you did anyways, because otherwise what kind of airplane nut would you be?

Quite right
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Old 03-27-2018, 04:43 PM   #123
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"When an Alpha Tomcat was overhead..you didn't need to look..it was obvious."

.....but you did anyways, because otherwise what kind of airplane nut would you be?

Can anyone tell me (because I am at work and too lazy to spend Google fu time) what I would have been hearing circa 1992 to 1995 out of Miramar? All Bs by then?

I looked up every time, and still wish I could see one in the sky just one more time. Also, feeling the vibration in your chest when they were really pushing the air was somethin else.
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Can anyone tell me (because I am at work and too lazy to spend Google fu time) what I would have been hearing circa 1992 to 1995 out of Miramar? All Bs by then?

I looked up every time, and still wish I could see one in the sky just one more time. Also, feeling the vibration in your chest when they were really pushing the air was somethin else.
Between 1992 and 1995 you'd have heard A's, B's and D's.

by 1995 you'd have been hearing A's and D's as the Navy concentrated all F-14B's at Oceana in Virginia.

Originally the plan was for an F-14D pacific fleet for the Tomcat, with the B's on the east coast. However obviously the Navy didn't get their hoped full amount of F-14D's, and only got about 1/4 of the F-14B's they wanted.
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Old 03-29-2018, 01:16 AM   #125
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Between 1992 and 1995 you'd have heard A's, B's and D's.

by 1995 you'd have been hearing A's and D's as the Navy concentrated all F-14B's at Oceana in Virginia.

Originally the plan was for an F-14D pacific fleet for the Tomcat, with the B's on the east coast. However obviously the Navy didn't get their hoped full amount of F-14D's, and only got about 1/4 of the F-14B's they wanted.
Everyone went to Oceana in 199? 7 maybe? All Tomcats were consolidated at Oceana when the Navy handed Miramar over to the marines.
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Between 1992 and 1995 you'd have heard A's, B's and D's.

by 1995 you'd have been hearing A's and D's as the Navy concentrated all F-14B's at Oceana in Virginia.

Originally the plan was for an F-14D pacific fleet for the Tomcat, with the B's on the east coast. However obviously the Navy didn't get their hoped full amount of F-14D's, and only got about 1/4 of the F-14B's they wanted.
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Everyone went to Oceana in 199? 7 maybe? All Tomcats were consolidated at Oceana when the Navy handed Miramar over to the marines.
By the way, a small curiosity about the F-14's "home base" :

Relating to the production of "Fleet Defender" PC sim, the manual mentions that the most of the producers research was made at NAS Oceana, (and not at NAS Miramar).

My doubt is; why was that ?
(Bearing in mind that NAS Miramar was much more iconic / famous, also thanks to the media.)
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By the way, a small curiosity about the F-14's "home base" :

Relating to the production of "Fleet Defender" PC sim, the manual mentions that the most of the producers research was made at NAS Oceana, (and not at NAS Miramar).

My doubt is; why was that ?
(Bearing in mind that NAS Miramar was much more iconic / famous, also thanks to the media.)
Looking at locations and timelines;
First off, Microprose was based in California, so I can see why it would be questionable...
...until you find out that BRAC, in 1993, recommended that NAS Miramar be transitioned to the Marines, and all F-14 ops moved to Oceana. Best guess is that, given that their nearest base was closing, it would be better off going to Oceana to do their research.

Also, I think that the version they modeled for the game was the F-14B, which was only at Oceana. That could be the real reason for going east, or it could have been a side effect.
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Looking at locations and timelines;
First off, Microprose was based in California, so I can see why it would be questionable...
...until you find out that BRAC, in 1993, recommended that NAS Miramar be transitioned to the Marines, and all F-14 ops moved to Oceana. Best guess is that, given that their nearest base was closing, it would be better off going to Oceana to do their research.

Also, I think that the version they modeled for the game was the F-14B, which was only at Oceana. That could be the real reason for going east, or it could have been a side effect.
Thank you for your time.

You're right, from wikipedia: "...the developers found that flying the original underpowered F-14A was very unforgiving and "not much fun" for a commercial flight simulator."

Also, in 1996 the "TOPGUN" school moved out to NAS Fallon.

And I guess my doubt is answered.
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Old 03-30-2018, 08:44 PM   #129
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Think about what it would take to get a car running that you've left in your garage (charitably) since September 2006.

Now multiply the cost and difficulty many times.

Even given best-case scenarios, nobody but the US military is going to bring back a Tomcat. If the US military did try, Dick Cheney would rise from wherever the hell he is and just quash it again.

He would rise from THE Hell.
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