Tomcat FAM Block V

In FAM Block V, the remaining half of our pilots will undergo their FCLP Qual with graded landing. In the classroom, BVR Weapons usage will be reviewed, with an opportunity to practice employment in a live-fire range against drones.


The F-14 served as the U.S. Navy’s primary maritime air superiority fighter, fleet defense interceptor, and tactical aerial reconnaissance platform well into the 2000s. The Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN) pod system added in the 1990s extended the Tomcat’s capability to perform precision ground-attack missions.

As a Tomcat pilot, you will be trained to operate the F-14 from the deck of a U.S. Navy supercarrier in support of the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) mission to project U.S. military power and ensure freedom of navigation and maritime security.

Throughout the course of your training, you’ll learn how the F-14 handles in high and low speed configurations, how to employ the weapons systems, how to use Jester AI, how to refuel in-flight, how to handle an in-flight emergency, and most importantly, how to “trap”… recovery on the aircraft carrier.  You’ll also be introduced to similar and dissimilar dogfighting, as well as CASE III recoveries.

At the conclusion of primary flight training, an optional RIO supplement will be available for those seeking to fly in the backseat in a multi-crewed aircraft.



  • Classroom Learning: BVR Weapons.  Learn about the purpose-built AIM-54 Phoenix missile, designed exclusively for use by the F-14.
  • Depart KNKX for BVR exercise & In-Flight Refueling practice
  • Recovery to KNKX
    • Graded FCLP Quals for Vulcan, Rico & Kryptonite



  • Practice FCLP and In-Flight Refueling on your own using the “NAS MIRAMAR (FCLP ONLY)” mission file on Dropbox or hosted on our server.
  • Please review the following videos ahead of time.  NOTE:  It will not be necessary to jump into the RIO’s seat to lock targets or employ weapons as shown in these videos.  Jester will do this for you, and you can command a missile launch from the pilot’s trigger.




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