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Guess Who’s Visiting March 2015?

Wings Over Miami’s F-14D – the real thing!

Isn’t this photograph from the Wings Over Miami photo archives simply amazing?

If you have ever wondered why it was placed so prominently around the museum, wonder no more.  Here is the story behind the photo —
On July 28, 2006, US Navy Mass Communications Specialist 3rd class Nathan Laird took the photo of the F-14D Tom Cat, aircraft number 100. The plane was assigned to “Tomcatters” fighter squadron Three One (VF-31). The photo shows the plane completing a near super-sonic fly-by of the flight deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The nuclear powered aircraft carrier was underway conducting sustainment exercises as part of it’s fleet response plan responsibilities. Joining the Roosevelt in the Joint Task Force exercise was the Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN69). Not long after the exercise, the F-14 was officially retired in September 2006. The plane’s new home was destined to be Wings Over Miami Air Museum in South Florida.

Museum Closed New Years Day!

In celebration of the New Year, Wings will be closed on New Year’s Day. We will be open again Friday, January 2nd, at 10:00 a.m.

Snowman holding Happy New Year sign.To our Guests, Volunteers, Sponsors, and Members: Thank you for the many good memories you bring to the museum. Our Board of Directors and staff appreciate your commitment to keeping aviation and military history alive for the public to enjoy. We sincerely hope that 2015 will bring good health and the blessing of prosperity to each of you!

All of Our Best for the coming year!