A naval flight officer is a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy or the U.S. Marine Corps that specializes in airborne weapons and sensor systems.
- Radar intercept officers flew in the rear of the F-14 Tomcat. In Top Gun, there were five characters that were RIOs: Goose, Merlin, Slider, Sundown and Wolfman.
- Weapon systems officers fly in the rear of the F/A-18D Hornet and the F/A-18F Super Hornet. In Top Gun: Maverick, WSOs include Bob and Fanboy.
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