F-14s Return to Long Island

June 15-16, 2006

Two Grumman F-14D Tomcats from Fighter Squadron Thirty One (VF-31 Tomcatters) are scheduled to make one last trip to their birthplace here on Long Island on June 15. The jets are scheduled to arrive over Long Island skies around 9 am flying over Bethpage and Calverton, including Grumman Memorial Park, before landing at Republic Airport in Farmingdale, NY around 9:30 am.

Northrop Grumman is spearheading this event. The Tomcats will be parked on the ramp next to the American Airpower Museum located along New Highway and available for public viewing. Later that evening at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY, Northrop Grumman will host a dinner and evening of F-14 reminiscences. The price for anyone who wishes to attend is $50.00. Because the dinner is limited in size, reservations will be taken first come, first serve. Reservations may be made by either calling 516-704-3566, or email at NGEN-Bethpage@ngc.com. You will be contacted as to payment.

On Friday, June 16, the American Airpower Museum will host Northrop Grumman employees as the jets prepare to depart for NAS Oceana, Virginia in the afternoon.