This T-39 was retired to AMARC as 7T0027 in September, 1990. It was then sold to Jett Paqueteria and became XA-AAG. However, on 2nd June, 2003 this was one of several Rockwell Sabreliners, previously operated by the US Navy, that were damaged beyond repair at Laredo IAP, Texas, when a hangar roof collapsed during a windstorm as they were were being prepared for the Mexican airline.
Packed up and ready to be hauled off along with a wing from a Grumman F-9. The Piasecki was on its way to the Grissom air base in Indiana but is not currently listed as a exhibit. The connection is that astronaut Gus Grissom was picked up a Piasecki HUP after his splashdown on the Mercury 2 mission.
A permanent test Tomcat for the Naval Air Warfare Center-Weapons Division at its homebase Point Mugu. This F-14B (Block 150, FY 1987) was delivered to the US Navy in 1989 and served from the early 90s within the Test and Evaluation community. Since the mid 90s, BuNo 163223 was used as the F-14B Avionics Upgrade Prototype and was therefore specially wired and configured. It received an N in its type designation to make it clear that this aircraft was not suitable for regular carrier deployments as it deviates from normal standard F-14s. The NF-14B was scrapped at AMARG in July 2007.
This Phantom was built originally as a F-4B at St. Louis and TOC by the Navy in 1962.It served at various times aboard USS Forrestal, USS Midway and USS Coral Sea before finally being retired in 1997. It is on long-term loan at the Prairie Aviation Museum from the NNAM in its VF-161 USS Midway markings.