Welcome aboard the Raven Pete! I am Freya the Raven's Operations officer and I am also one of the assistant squadron leaders for the Raven's only Raptor Squadron The Seekers. Take the time to look around the site and get familiar with it. There are so many things you can do here with the BFC. I see you want to be a Viper Pilot, The Raven has 6 Viper squadrons and 1 Raptor squadron. The Seekers are always looking for great pilots so if you are interested in joining let me know. I look forward to flying with you soon.
Hi Pete, welcome to the Raven Air Wing and the BFC. I am Aeneas, squadron leader of Perseus, the 611th FS flying Vipers. I am always looking for new Viper jocks. Check out the Viper squadrons in the groups section, or look under the Raven Air Wing on the battlestarraven bfc-002 website. Whichever squadron you choose to fly with, have lots of fun. Remember to join the Raven group and your chosen squadron group by clicking on the respective icons.
There is a combat op coming up on Sunday 26th February at 20.00 EST, following a memorial tribute to Richard Hatch (Captain Apollo) 30 minutes earlier. This will be in the main chat room on the home page. You are welcome to join in. (Background and briefing of Operation Fleetyard can be found in the forum in the home page. )
If you have any questions or queries please contact me or the CAG, Mik Mo. Happy landings!
Welcome aboard The Raven, Pete! I hope you'll take some time to familiarize yourself with the site...whether it be discussions or taking a more active role, there is something for everyone! I see your interest is becoming a Viper Pilot. The Raven Air Wing has six Viper squadrons and one Raptor squadron, all of which are in need of quality pilots behind the stick. You'll want to first choose a callsign (please keep it clean!). Next, you'll want to choose the bird you want to fly, Viper or Raptor. Viper is the popular choice and we do need Viper pilots! Take into consideration as well that the Air Wing's Raptor Squadron, The Seekers, are one of the most visible and active groups within the club. But that is what makes it all fun, because the choice is up to you! Next, you'll want to select a squadron to join. We're trying to fill out the active ranks with some squadrons, but any choice is fine! Now comes the qualifications. Although not absolutely necessary to fly, it is nice to be certified and will definitely look good on your record. There is the Colonial Defense Force (CDF) test, which is simply basic knowledge of the CDF and it's standard operating procedures. Then there is the Viper and Raptor qualifications. Pass Viper qualification with a 100% score and you'll earn the prestigious Top Gun status. Raptor qualification is passed with a 75% score. Here are the links to the manual and tests:
They are in PDF format, so you will have to download them. The links also describe how to format your answers and the email to send off to Admiral Rivera for scoring. Note: send your answers to both emails to insure the Admiral receives them. VERY IMPORTANT: When you send your scores, be sure to advise the Admiral which state (or country) you reside. Also advise which craft you wish to fly, Viper or Raptor. This information is used to determine your tail number.
After you receive your scores, we will certify them by issuing you a nameplate and then you will become a steely-eyed pilot in the fleet's finest, The Raven Air Wing! But remember, at the end of the day, it's all about having fun. And also, you get out of the club what you put in! I am Lt. Michael "Mik Mo" Morelock, Commander Air Group of the Raven Air Wing and Seekers Squadron commander. If you have any further, questions, please feel free to ask!
Lt. Michael "Mik Mo" Morelock Commander Air Group Raven Air Wing