February 23rd, 2552 9th Day Races
Shuttle pilot/Lab Rat/mechanic’s apprentice – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting
I have a new side project to work on, one I actually have some experience in. One of the things the fleet planned for us this 9th day was some races. Each ship pulled a pilot from their exploration team to represent their ship. Jo-Jo pulled that honor for the Valkyrie’s View.
Everyone was flying stock landers for the first heat, but of course— there were no real rules on the matter, there were just the pilots willing to show off their flying skills and mechanics who wanted to help them… and by help I mean, soup-up the engines and give them some enhancements.
Let’s just say, a get-away pilot is some rather helpful experience when it comes to making ships fly faster and handle better at speed. It also meant I could translate pilot speak to mechanic jargon… at least now I understand what those enhancements mean.
We had five hours to enhance the ship and get Jo-Jo on board. It was fun, and almost like flying. Jo-Jo winning was just the icing on the cake.