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Without a doubt my favourite modern, if you can call something that made it's first flight in 1970 modern, military jet is the F-14.

This is the freeware F-14 Designed by Dino Cattaneo.


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Taking off from EGUL Lakenheath.

 

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Approaching Brandon but I don't know what these are! Never seen them on my Cessna 152.

Reminds me of this great but scary song.

 

 

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Not far from Norwich.

 

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My first tentative manoeuvre over Taverham.

 

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Don't know what it all does but we are flying helped by the variable geometry wings adjusting automatically.

 

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Leaving England at Southwold.

 

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Could not find the GPS/Nav switch and a search produced nothing so manual flying following the flight route via the GPS.

 

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In the Alkmaar vicinity Northern Holland.

 

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Well into the descent.

 

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Something else I never get in the 152.

 

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Back in familiar territory again near Emden crossing the Ems

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Banking over Jade Bight ready for landing.

 

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Not enough power and landed about 50m short but still happy as it was my first attempt with the Tomcat.

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Slows down quite quickly.

 

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Did not need much runway at all, looks like I should do some circuits some when. It has been a help flying the L-39 too.

 

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That is it, all parked up safely.

 

A beautiful plane too, reminds me of Manfred's C-47, astounding freeware jet.

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Voyager said:

Really a cinematography war bird.
Nice screenshots.

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Thanks Voyager.

12 hours ago, jury42 said:

Beautiful plane and shots!

Cheers Jury, hope you are enjoying flying the F-14 too.

10 hours ago, Torchy821 said:

THATS Freeware??!!!!!!

Wow.

 

Kev

Hard to believe that Kev, goes like a dream.

10 hours ago, jury42 said:

 

I am install Dino Cattaneo's F-14D. Perfect Craft. Many thanks for plane!!!

Glad you like it.

10 hours ago, bernd1151 said:

Time to bust the tower :)

 

Perfect screenies, Martyn. That plane really is a gem

Cheers Bernd, a top class plane it is too.

8 hours ago, RJ said:

Great looking aircraft and terrific shots, Martyn! :)

Thanks RJ.

 

Many thanks for your comments, greatly appreciated.

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Terrific shots Martyn!  I worked the F-111 which had manual swing wings but have always liked the F-14 because the wing sweep in controlled automatically through the CADC, central air data computer.  So they sweep when they need to depending of the envelope it's in.  Is this plane the same way in the sim?

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4 hours ago, Jack Sawyer said:

Terrific shots Martyn!  I worked the F-111 which had manual swing wings but have always liked the F-14 because the wing sweep in controlled automatically through the CADC, central air data computer.  So they sweep when they need to depending of the envelope it's in.  Is this plane the same way in the sim?

Thanks Jack, the wings do adjust automatically in the sim. I like to view the replay when taking off or slowing down to land and watch the wings altering their sweep. Fascinating and this really is freeware of the highest order.

2 hours ago, Julio Garcia said:

A masterpiece. Superb serie.

Thank you Julio.

 

Cheers to Jack and Julio for adding their comments.

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4 minutes ago, VH-KDK said:

Thanks Jack, the wings do adjust automatically in the sim. I like to view the replay when taking off or slowing down to land and watch the wings altering their sweep. Fascinating and this really is freeware of the highest order.

Thank you Julio.

 

Cheers to Jack and Julio for adding their comments.

That is so cool Martyn!  It works as it should in real flight.  That was a great jet, too bad they got rid of them.  Hope they keep the A-10.  Seems all the good jets are being sent to the boneyard and we get turkeys like the F-35 which is a software nightmare.  Go figure.

 

 

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1 minute ago, Jack Sawyer said:

That is so cool Martyn!  It works as it should in real flight.  That was a great jet, too bad they got rid of them.  Hope they keep the A-10.  Seems all the good jets are being sent to the boneyard and we get turkeys like the F-35 which is a software nightmare.  Go figure.

 

 

They call it progress Jack.

Just the same, as much as I like the old prop liners, I would rather travel to Thailand on a 777 than a DC-6.

 

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2 minutes ago, VH-KDK said:

They call it progress Jack.

Just the same, as much as I like the old prop liners, I would rather travel to Thailand on a 777 than a DC-6.

 

Yeah, I agree.  I'd rather the same too.  But if I had the money and owned a DC-6 it would be fun doing it myself.

But a 777 could probably hold two or three of 'em!

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