Museum of Flight F-14 Tomcat
This particular F-14 was displayed by the Virginia Aviation Museum in Richmond. According to the F-14 Association it has seen a lot of history. After its delivery to the Navy in February, 1992, it flew combat missions in Operation Iraqi Freedom and the 2nd Gulf War, was on the USS Abraham Lincoln during George Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” speech, and was the last F-14 to ever land on an aircraft carrier. Unfortunately, the museum has closed, and the fate of its F-14 is uncertain. The Museum of Flight, based out of Rome, GA, is currently slated to receive this historic aircraft, but requires your assistance to make sure it finds its way to this new home. With a fuselage that measures 22ft wide it qualifies as a super load. It will need to travel through three states, with police escort, before it arrives at the Museum of Flight. This endeavor will cost $40,000, so any small gift will go a long way to ensure that this F-14 will find a home that is safe from the scrap pile and the black market. Please join us as we ensure the survival of this truly amazing aircraft and help us celebrate its history.