August 15th, 2552 – Transport- Circus Style
Pilot/Mechanic/Jump-Gate Navigator/Grunt Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting
We spent the better part of the morning learning fleet maneuvers and escort details. From the beginning, the military decided that the civilian pilots would be best flying the transport vehicles, while they flew escort, but if we’ve learned one thing – it’s always best to know how other people do the job.
While this worked, for the most part, we (the high wire acts of the circus) wanted to see how things would work if we mixed things up.
Standard fleet transport detail – transports fly straight and the escort protects them. Crazy flying monkeys ask ‘What if we…’
Yeah, we had a lot of fun – and again, when you can take a transport ship into the well and bring them back out— you can drive people crazy (including your escort) but after a few passes at half-speed, we tried things at full speed and – let’s just say that the stereotype of adrenaline-junkie-pilots is alive and well.
We’re going to need to work out the choreographed chaos, but everyone saw the potential. It’s not something I’d recommend under normal circumstances, but let’s face it when I’m involved normal is pretty much cringing in a corner with its fingers in its ears