Category: Feature Roll

IMPERIAL DAY: ACT I

NOT SO LONG AGO, IN A GALAXY NOT SO FAR AWAY…  It’s July 4th, 1996… American’s day of Independence. This morning America woke expecting the usual patriotic festivities… All seemed normal until observatories around the globe detected never before seen anomalies appearing in low earth orbit. Scientist initially feared some type of imminent asteroid collision, but the reality would prove to be much worse… It’s Imperial Day…

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Tomcat FAM Block XV

This is it… you’ve reached the end of your training.  Now it’s time to show you’ve been paying attention and have acquired the necessary skills to fly combat missions with your Fleet Squadron. It’s FINAL CHECKRIDE time!

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Tomcat FAM Block XIV

RIOs continue their training while the entire squadron prepares for the FAM Checkride. Each person will run through a mock Checkride by the numbers, before crewing up with their RIOs for Part II of Crew Coordination.  Exercises in this Block will cover successful employment of a BVR weapon against a drone, and LANTIRN use.

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Tomcat FAM Block XIII

Congratulations! Having passed your CQs, it won’t be too much longer before you receive your Fleet Squadron assignments. But before that happens, there are a few more items to cover before your checkride. The RIO pipeline will get underway on Sunday with a dedicated classroom session, and pilots will be matched up with a RIO on Monday to begin crew coordination training.

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Tomcat FAM Block XII

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