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He may not do it, but if he does, he will declare Libya a no-fly zone, which will allow American fighter pilots to take off from aircraft carriers and shoot down any Libyan planes flying over the rebels to facilitate the overthrow of Colonel Qaddafi. It reminded me that the Grumman F-14 Navy fighter jet, made famous in the movie Top Gun, built on Long Island and very publicly tested thundering over the skies of Riverhead, the Hamptons and the North Fork 30 years ago, actually fought the only two military air encounters this country has ever had with Libya. Both encounters occurred as a result of attack orders issued by the same Colonel Qaddafi we are dealing with today. The history of these two encounters, in which rockets were fired and planes shot down, came about because Qaddafi, soon after he came into power in 1969, declared that the sovereignty of Dan Rattiner's second memoir, IN THE HAMPTONS TOO: Further Encounters with Farmers, Fishermen, Artists, Billionaires and Celebrities, is now available in hardcover wherever books are sold. The first memoir, IN THE HAMPTONS, published by Random House, is now available in paperback. When the F-14s appeared on the scene in the 1970s, they were immediately recognized as the greatest fighter planes on earth. his country would no longer extend out to just 12 miles into the Gulf of Sidra, which is the common distance all countries observe for sovereignty. It would now extend out 24 miles. Any ships crossing "the line of death" as he called it, would be sunk on sight. At the time, the United States Navy was conducting maneuvers and operations with its aircraft carriers in the Gulf that often came within 15 miles of the coast. Rather than move away, our military ordered the training and operations to continue, essentially daring Qaddafi to attack. The first attack came in 1981. It is not much talked about--the later attack is much more meaningful--and it consisted of Qaddafi sending out practically his entire air force, a total of 70 aircraft, led by the very latest jet fighters that Qaddafi had recently bought from the Russians--a bunch of MiG-25s. This was on August 18. In response, each of the two carriers sent off fully armed Grumman F-14s to intercept the MiGs. Soon there were 10 F14s in the air, along with four F-4s, an earlier fighter plane built by Grumman. With this show of force, the Libyans, realizing their hopes of a surprise attack had been dashed, turned back to the mainland rather than risk further encounter. The next day, August 19, at 10 in the morning, radar from the aircraft carriers detected two Libyan fighter planes--not MiG-25s--coming out again. These fighters were also Russian and also supersonic, but were somewhat slower fighters than the MiG-25s. They were armed. And they were heading right for the fleet. The carrier commanders ordered the immediate launch of two fully-armed F-14s, one flown by Cdr. Henry Kleeman and the other flown by Lt. Lawrence Muczynski. They engaged with the Libyans. The Libyans each fired two Atoll Missiles at the F-14s and the F-14s evaded them. Then the F-14s, just as in Top Gun, swung around behind the two attackers and with sidewinder missiles shot both of them down. The two pilots parachuted into the ocean and, later, were reported picked up by Libyan navy boats. Qaddafi, getting the extraordinary reports about how one-sided this all was, decided not to risk further attacks against the carriers. 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When they appeared on the scene in the 1970s, they were immediately recognized as the greatest fighter planes on earth. They could go over 1,500 miles an hour. They had all the latest computer gadgets. They had a drawback in that they were pretty heavy as far as fighter planes went. Perhaps they were not as maneuverable as smaller fighter planes, but no planes in the world could shoot down an enemy aircraft beyond the horizon, and this one could. It could even shoot down several at one time, even beyond the horizon. It did take two men to fly them, though. There was the pilot in the front, and a weapons manager in the back. Most fighter planes at the time, and even today, were flown by one person who did everything. The F-14 was so feared by the enemies of America that in all the years it was the basic carrier aircraft of the U. S. Navy--from 1975 to 2006--it never, except for these two incidents, had any other military encounters while in the Navy's hands. 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On January 4, 1989, while the Kennedy battle group of aircraft carriers were operating 100 miles north of Libya, well beyond the "line of death," patrolling surveillance aircraft radioed back to the fleet that Qaddafi had launched four MiG-23s, one group of two in front and another group of two 50 miles behind, from the Al Bumbaw airfield near Tobruk. They were making a beeline for the carrier group. Two F-14s, one flown by Joe Connelly and the other by Pilot Hermon Cook III, were sent off to engage the first set of MiGs. From a distance, over the horizon, their radar "locked on" to the target of each of the MiGs, a fact that would have set off an audible signal in the cockpits of the two MiGs. But the pilots ignored this. Instead, they came at the F-14s head on, resulting in the F-14 pilots pulling off to one side, the message being that they did not want to engage. However, the MiGs kept after the F-14s. Each time they confronted them head on, and each time the F-14s pulled off to one side the MiGs confronted them again. This happened four times. At the start of the fifth time, the order went up to the American pilots. Engagement was unavoidable. If threatened again, fire at will. And so they did. The Libyans turned to face them one more time, and both of the F-14s fired Sparrow missiles at the same target, which burst into flames and went down. The second MiG flew by without incident, and then the two F-14s went after that one, each firing another Sparrow missile. One of those shots went right up the MiG's tail. And that one went down. The whole encounter had taken three minutes. And the pilots of the following MiG-23s, seeing what happened to the first two, turned tail and went back to Libya. Oddly, no Libyan navy ships came out that day or the next to search for their pilots in the sea. No one knows why. But they were soon presumed dead. And that was the end of that encounter, and the last we have heard from the Libyan Air Force. Until now. In the end, a total of 712 F-14s were built from 1969 to 1991 The cost for each averaged $20 million, about double what it cost for other fighter aircraft of that era. If you do the math, you can understand why, during all those years, Grumman was the largest employer on Long Island. Over $12 billion was spent by the Navy building F-14s. At its peak, about 20,000 people on Long Island were employed by Grumman. And another 1,000,000 Long Islanders were privileged to watch them tested over our shores. When the Navy chose another provider to build the successor to the F-14 in 1998, people were surprised and worried about what might happen to Long Island. But we've moved on. The last F-14 squadron completed its service in 2006. Today, Grumman is the junior partner with Northrop Aviation, now Northrop-Grumman, based in California. It only has a minimal presence here on Long Island. And now air encounters with Qaddafi are being talked about again. Dan's Papers March 11, 2011 danspapers.com Page 19 Ocean View Farm If Never a Farm, Could They Hold a Rock Festival There? By Dan Rattiner As this is written, whether we have a weekend-long music festival in a field in Amagansett next summer is in the hands of a judge. The promoters filed with the town for a permit and got it approved. Opponents have filed a lawsuit, a "show cause," which essentially asks a judge if the town has the right to do that. There is a passage in the law that says that the town cannot issue permits for for-profit ventures on farmland which has turned its development rights over to the town. Given the need for the promoters to line up the 13 bands for the two bandstands on this 26-acre site that weekend--which means the bands have to fit the gig into their schedules--how the judge decides, and when, will probably decide whether the festival takes place, at least in Amagansett. In the meantime, the promoters have asked that the town consider amending their permit to have the festival take place at East Hampton Airport. That application is also under consideration. I thought at this juncture, it might be interesting to write a little bit about the history of this site, which the promoters and owners call Ocean View Farm. It might be something the judge would want to know about. I don't know about you, but I have this really strange way of looking at buildings in the Hamptons, often seeing in my mind what had been at the site before. For example, in Southampton, where today we have the classy restaurant 75 Main, I sometimes see there the seedy Irish bar called "The Anchorage," which was famously there when my parents moved out east with my sister and me in the 1950s. There was a big neon sign that said "The Anchorage" above the door. It stayed "The Anchorage" until the 1980s. Now it is the gentrified 75 Main. (continued on next page) A FURTHER LOOK AT EGYPT'S HOSNI MUBARAK By Dan Rattiner As the crisis in Egypt finally subsides, it is worth recalling who President Hosni Mubarak was and is. He has been called an evil dictator who, thank God, has been overthrown. But in the beginning, he was a rational and caring person only doing what other countries do, including America, when terrorists run amok in the country. In the early 1980s, a radical Muslim group declared holy war against the government of Egypt. The President was Anwar Sadat. They killed him in a hail of bullets at a parade. They also tried, but failed, to kill his Vice President, Hosni Mubarak, on three separate occasions. They also,