224-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

August 11th, 2552 – Rematch
Pilot/Witness and sometimes Target Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting

Today worked more on the other side of our Escape and Evade training. While one group escaped and evaded the other detected and pursued. It was interesting because the military pilots were used to set protocols and their training said search in one way and of course, the idea of doing the pursuing rather than eluding it was completely foreign to the criminal element and the civilian pilots.

The civilian pilots were of the opinion that you fly – from point A to point B and you only detour to point C if there’s a problem at point B. You are also directed to the point when necessary and you fly the registered flight plan. So- there was a lot of learning and unlearning to be done for all of us.

I also learned the difference between a getaway pilot and a smuggler mentality and let’s face it none of the flavors of civilian piloting involved ‘getting the drop’ on someone. Hiding, hightailing, leaving them in your vapor trail yes, following them – only on those very rare occasions where you’re being a smart ass— which I never, ever am. Really. You can check my record.

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