Smithsonian Air & Space magazine described this photo as "one of the most passed-along photographs in airshow history." In addition to being published twice in Air & Space (August/September 2006, p.29, June/July 2010, p.34) it has also been published in Jane's (Jane's How to Fly and Fight in the F-14 Tomcat, D. Rockwell, 1999, p 91). It can also be found on numerous websites.
Photographed in 1988 aboard the USS America (CV-66) by ABE3 Sean E. Dunn.
Pilot is CDR Dale Snodgrass, VF-33 Starfighters.