Missions

  • Tomcat FAM Block VII Tomcat FAM Block VII
    The squadron will continue their introduction to CQs and the chaos that is Flight Quarters aboard CVN-74. In the classroom, Air-to-Air Weapons and Radar usage will be reviewed once more, followed by an opportunity to practice employment in a live-fire range against drones.
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  • Tomcat FAM Block VI Tomcat FAM Block VI
    With the squadron passing their FCLP quals, the time has come to "Fly to the Boat". In the classroom, Air-to-Air Weapons and Radar usage will be reviewed once more, with an introduction to the ACM weapon of choice, the AIM-9,  followed by an opportunity to practice employment in a live-fire range against drones.  The squadron will then perform their first of many CASE I recoveries aboard CVN-74.
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  • Tomcat FAM Block V 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.
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  • Tomcat FAM Block IV Tomcat FAM Block IV
    In FAM Block IV, The Black Knights will be introduced to the Tomcat's powerful AN/AWG-9 Radar, and shown the different acquisition modes the pilot can command, as well as how to leverage their RIO to work a target lock and interpret the info coming from Jester.  Half our pilots will undergo their FCLP Qual with graded landings, while the other half have an additional week to practice up for their Quals.
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  • Tomcat FAM Block II Tomcat FAM Block II
    The Black Knights reported to VF-124 Gunfighters, NAS Miramar, and quickly realized learning how to handle the F-14B Tomcat will be unlike any other aircraft.  With the focus still on FCLP, the Knights will pursue In-Flight refueling and Navigation in this latest FAM Block.
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  • F-14 Tomcat FAM Training F-14 Tomcat FAM Training
    Beginning July 8, pilots will report to VF-124 Gunfighters, NAS Miramar, for primary flight training in the F-14B Tomcat.  Over the next two months, pilots will navigate through a series of FAM Blocks presented by our Instructor Pilots Floundog, Hook, and Zerocoolz, with the goal of familiarizing you in how to fly and fight the Tomcat.
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  • Rico Presents: “Starlite, Starbrite” Rico Presents: “Starlite, Starbrite”
    Operation Starlite was the first major offensive regimental size action conducted by a purely U.S. military unit during the Vietnam War. The operation was conducted as a combined arms assault involving ground, air and naval units. U.S. Marines were deployed by helicopter insertion into the designated landing zone while an amphibious landing was used to deploy other Marines.
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