Topeka
Topeka

RIO in the Backseat of a F-14

  • 7016 SE Forbes Avenue, Topeka, KS 66619
  • Location: Combat Air Museum
  • Dates: December 10, 2018
  • Time: 11:30 AM

RIO in the Backseat of a F-14 with Joe FIVES; Former RIO, F-14 


What was it like to be the Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) in the backseat of an F-14 Tomcat? The RIO controlled the radar, navigation, weapons and communications systems in the Tomcat and provided a second set of eyeballs for the pilot. The RIO was an officer but, as there were no flight controls in the backseat, he was not a pilot.

RIO in the Backseat of a F-14