Welcome to Fighter Squadron One Zero One, the Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) for the F-14 Tomcat. Based at NAS Oceana, Virginia, this squadron trains aircrew to fly and fight the Tomcat and represent CVW8, yoursquadronand fellow pilots well. As you begin this challenging and exciting period of learning to fly the finest multi-role strike fighter in the world, we’d like to offer you some information that will help you begin your time with us as smoothly as possible. For the purposes of training in Eagle Dynamics “Digital Combat Simulator World”, NAS Oceana and the Virginia Capes will be represented on the DCS Caucasus map by Tiblisi air base located in the North East portion of the map. All VF-101 training sorties and flights will generate from the ramp at Tiblisi and end at that location. The training and exercise airspace is immediatelyoff shore.
Since experience with the DCS modules in general, and the Tomcat in particularis different from person to person, the Tomcat Training and Educational Sequence is designed to be flexible and a student pilot can enter in at any point that is agreed upon by the pilot and the CVW8/VF-101 Command Staff.
Good luck and we’ll see you on deck!
VF-101 Tomcat Tactical Demonstration Team
Carrier Air Wing's Eight Tac Demo Team are made up of Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) instructors flying the same jets used to train new students. The primary mission of an FRS is to train newly designated aviators, as well as transition aircrew into the F-14 Tomcat. The Tactical Demonstration or “TACDEMO” is designed to highlight the mobility,versatilityand power of the F-14 Tomcat forthe community of Digital Combat Simulator who look to CVW-8.
Our mission is to enhance CVW-8s recruiting and demonstrate the awesome capabilities of Naval Aviation and its aircraft.