Castle Air Museum:
F-14D BuNo 164601 was delivered to the Navy on April, 17 1992. It flew in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq
while attached to VF-31. It was one of the aircraft in VF-101 when the squadron disestablished and is shown
here in a VF-101 retro paint scheme from the '70s. This Tomcat had the distinction of flying the final F-14
TACDEMO at the Oceana Airshow in September '05 just prior to delivery to the Castle Air Museum in Atwater, CA.
The aircraft was delivered to Castle by VF-101 CO Paul "Butkus" Haas and XO Tony "Smut" DeSmet (pictured).