F-14s Heading to Aircraft Graveyard: After 32 years of service, the F-14 Tomcat is headed for that big carrier deck in the sky.
Cmdr. Aaron Cudnohufsky, squadron commanding officer, said the Tomcat rightfully has become an American legend — and not just because of the film.
I like to compare the F-14 to a Harley-Davidson,” Cudnohufsky said. “There are a lot of airplanes out there. But none have the beauty and grace of the Tomcat. Every time I am in the aircraft, I am in awe. It looks fast just sitting there.”
“The film,” of course, is Top Gun, in which the Tomcat upstaged even Tom Cruise. Still one of my favorite films.