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Felix the Cat

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The Cultural Icon Lives On…

Felix the Cat is as much an aviation icon as it it is an American cultural icon with an intimate association with Naval Aviation since 1928. During World War II, two fighter squadrons, VF-3 and VF-6 squabbled over who was the “Felix the Cat Squadron” that got the point it required the Chief of Naval Operations to settle the issue. VFA-31 “Tomcatters” is now the heir to Felix, having transitioned from the F-14D Super Tomcat to the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. Location: Cavanaugh Flight Museum, Addision Airport (Warbirds Over Addision 2013)

Written by JP Santiago

Husband, Father, Physician, Artist, Photographer, and Aviation Über Geek...