Tomcat RIO: A Topgun Instructor on the F-14 Tomcat and the Heroic Naval Aviators Who Flew It
Dave “Bio” Baranek. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2020. 161 pp. $27.99.
Reviewed by Commander Graham Scarbro, U.S. Navy
Former F-14 Tomcat radar intercept officer (RIO) “Bio” Baranek, who previously chronicled his early career and tour as an instructor at the Navy’s Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) in the memoirs Before Topgun Days (Skyhorse, 2016) and Topgun Days (Skyhorse, 2014), returns with Tomcat RIO, part memoir, part primer on the legendary F-14 Tomcat and those who flew and fixed it.