Virtual Backseaters Volume I: F-14 RIO - First Public Draft

If you like to fly the DCS: F-14, many of you probably know flyandwire.com. We’ve been using the site as a training resource for the F-14 in our Squadron for quite some time and the work he’s put into the site is absolutely amazing and has been a huge help in learning air-to-air tactics and procedures in the F-14

Now he’s released a draft for a book all about the RIO and I think it’s finally time for me to learn how to be one (coincidentally my basic RIO training starts tomorrow evening).

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This is far enough above my head to feel like going to initial training on a new type, but not so far above my head for me to grasp how awesome it is that a member of the community has put this much time and effort into helping educate players as better RIOs. Thanks for sharing!

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Great find! Really illustrates the depth of DCS - the RIO stuff is just one of many niche’s.

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The depth really is the incredible part. The RIO role is super interesting to me, though I’m not great at it and don’t hop into multiplayer often to work with a human pilot.

I have a pretty thorough knowledge of the Hornet, including practicing basic emergency procedures, but the fact that the Tomcat has two cockpits with such depth is astonishing.

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