Our primary purpose is to maintain contact among the members of the Tomcat community, keep members informed of developments in Naval Aviation, provide support to museums where F-14s are on display, and sponsor annual reunions of the F-14 family. Membership is open to anyone who has flown, worked on, or just plain love the F-14 aircraft.
This website is dedicated to the aircrews who risked their lives fighting for our freedom, the maintainers in the hangars and shops who kept these jets flying, the managers and support personnel who continually found the funds and supplies needed to hold it all together, and finally, the engineers, scientists, technicians and artisans who designed and built the F-14 and who through the years came up with the improvements to keep it in the air for 36 years.
ALWAYS, BABY ...!
Dear Tomcat Flyers, Fixers, and Fans,
Greetings! The annual Tailhook reunion was last month, and we had four board members represent the Association manning a booth, attending events, and conducting our annual general business meeting. One of our objectives is to participate in Naval Aviation events to ensure that the attendees and members of the Tomcat community know about the association. To that end, several new connections were made and many existing connections were renewed. We plan to be there at future Tailhook conventions and hope you’ll look for the F-14 Association banner.
Please check-out the latest release of Tomcat News! Members of the F-14 Tomcat Association can access the newsletter from the Newsletter link (under the "Members Only" menu).
F-14 Tomcat Nose Gear Brace
We are excited to announce the availablity of nose gear braces for F-14 Tomcats on display. As time goes by, many display F-14 aircraft are 'in the kneel' due to gradually decreasing pressure in the nose gear strut. These braces will keep the F-14 nose at its default elevation.
There are two styles of nose gear brace:
1. The Rockies-Style nose gear brace is provided free of charge to museums with Tomcats on display (we only ask the museums to cover the actual cost of shipping the brace).
2. The Grumman-Style nose gear brace is a replica of the nose gear brace originally designed by Grumman. Our replica Grumman-style brace can be purchased for $200.00 (which includes materials, fabrication, and shipping).
NAS Oceana (Virginia Beach, VA) is home to the Tomcat Sunset Monument. Many F-14 Tomcat Association members have asked about purchasing a commemerative engraved brick. These bricks are placed at/around the base of the monument (photos of the bricks at the monument site are shown below).
The bricks are still available! The order form can be found at the Tidewater ANA chapter web site: