David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.
It’s short but worth watching. The video below is a U.S. Navy commercial dating back to the 1981. In the early eighties the F-14 Tomcat was the Navy’s premier fighter: inducted into active service beginning […]
The Iranian Air Force is the last operator of the legendary F-14 Tomcat. The photos in this article were recently released by FARS News Agency. They show some Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force F-14 […]
Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 has crashed in Tehran. The incident occurred few hours after the Iranian strikes on U.S. Forces in Iraq, sparking speculations it was shot down by accident. A Ukraine International Airlines […]
This paint scheme does not look new. I swear I’ve seen lots of past pictures with this paint scheme (unless I’ve seen a lot of F-5s with it and this is the first F-14).
A tribute to the Iranians resourcefulness that they have kept such an elderly aircraft flying. Cant imagine after sales service is so hot.
The Russians have upgraded the Iranian TomCats with the latest of their stuff.
If Russians are so kind to Iranian, so why they didn’t upgrade their own Mig-29s for Iran?
It has got to be better than the US was giving them LOL!
well, thank you IRIAF for potentially justifying millions spent on all those fancy splinter liveries for the aggressors…
Ah yes…. the flying turkey!
How are they keeping these F-14s in the air? I thought there was an arms embargo. These planes have to be 40 years old and I thought the civilian tech reps sabotaged them before they left the country.