"There are those who believe that life here began out there, far across the universe, with tribes of humans who may have been the forefathers of the Egyptians, or the Toltecs, or the Mayans. Some believe that there may yet be brothers of man who even now fight to survive, somewhere beyond the heavens."

Today Wedge, Aeneas, and Freya were asked to participate in an unscheduled rotation of the CAP as they were the available pilots. They encountered some strange activity during the patrol.

This is the transcript from the CAP.

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    Beginning pre-flight thecklist

  • Me

    Aye, headed to the flight deck now

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    External inspection... OK. Flight controls... OK. Tanks filled and sealed. Canopy locks set to SAFE. Seat Motors to SAFE and PRU pods to SAFE

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    LSO, Perseus flight preflighting for CAP

  • Me

    Freya completing preflight checklist now

  • Me

    Preflight completed awaiting go for launch

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    Mirage take my wing. Roger Aeneas

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    Area clear, Comms to 1175.45 squawk 19

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    Tacnav is Up, and canopy lock is ARMED. Escape pod to ARMED.

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    LSO, Aeneas ready for launch

  • Me

    LSO to CAP you are green for launch when ready

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    Spoolup- I have two greens. Sensors to ACTIVE. Main Power to ACTIVE

  • Me

    Aeneas you are go for launch

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    Perseus flight launching.WOOOSH

  • Me

    Wedge you are go for launch

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    Flaps set to fifteen degrees, Raptor 252, departing.

  • Me

    Freya requesting go for launch

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    *launches off of the launch deck, and accelerates to station-keeping*

  • Me

    Freya you have go for launch.

  • Me

    this is 220M Launching

  • Me

    Wedge you take point, I will follow your lead

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    Joining formation with Seekers

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    Copy that, Freya. 252 taking point.

  • Me

    Dune draidis check. Draidis clear Freya

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    *I edge us near to the bow, and take up a standard pattern, a sort of figure eight loop on two axies*

  • Me

    Copy that

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    All clear, Mirage arm and test weapons

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    Dradis shows clear. Oh, fascinating. Twenty particles of space dust per cubic meter, 52 ultraviolet radiation spikes, and a class-2 comet.

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    Perseus is trialling new wingtip missile launchers

  • Me

    Oh that sounds like fun Aeneas!

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    Cool stuff. Can you blast through the tail of the comet?

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    Rather go around, dust can affect the thrusters

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    Works for me. Changing course fifteen degrees

  • Me

    Copy that adjusting course

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    Changing course to match, check the comet for any raiders lurking

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    Starting DRADIS one sweep

  • Me

    Dune has picked up something on dradis..

  • Me

    its staticy but its on the other side of the comet

  • Me

    Can't get a good fix on it

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    Want us to check visually?

  • Me

    Wedge what do you have?

  • Me

    It could just be interference from the comet

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    Dradis is coming up fuzzy, but it doesn't look like comet interferance?. Want to check it out.

  • Me

    CAP to Raven request permission to complete visual check on unknown contact.

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    *over comms* Raven to CAP, permission granted. Good Hunting

  • Me

    Aeneas will you take point for visual inspection

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    Changing to intercept course.

  • Me

    He has those spiffy missiles :)

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    Roger Freya. Mirage alter course 20 degrees, 15 degrees up increase speed to 2Gs

  • Me

    Changing course to intercept

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    Increacing speed. Will match. My ECO will keep an eye on the radiological beacons

  • Me

    Dune keep that Draidis sweeping see if we can get a fix on this thing

  • Me

    *Copy that Freya*

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    Closing will pass over comet for alook see

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    I'm getting a lot of radiological and comms inter*static*ance from the com*static* anyone read*static*

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    Eyeball, heavy raider close in sneeking up on the fleet

  • Me

    Roger that Aeneas. Engage

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    *static, with nothing deciperable*

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    Roger, Mirage keep close, altering course towards

  • Me

    CAP to Raven we have visual contact incoming heavy raider

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    *as the CAP is on the far side of the comet, only static is heard*

  • Me

    Wedge did you copy my last?

  • Me

    I got static

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    *I flash my beacon in signallight.* "C-o-m-m-s.. d-o-w-n."

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    Dradis cannot get a missile lock, engaging with cannons

  • Me

    *Dune to Freya, 252 just signaled their coms down*

  • Me

    *Dune respond, weapons free*

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    Open fire!

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    *I see the raider and kill my engines, drifting now. Without comms and clear dradis, my pillbox is a target. Might as well look like space junk.*

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    It's making off, good that will unmask the missiles, Mirage alter course hard right

  • Me

    Dune signal 252 return to Raven. We have not heard a response, they have no idea we are out here and about the raider

  • Me

    Dune signals 252

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    Dradis lock, missiles away.Woosh, woosh

  • Me

    Aeneas watch out its a quick one

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    *My main engines are down but I work with my manuvering thrusters, angling and following the raider I see. I don't however, see another two raiders hiding in the comet*

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    BOOM. One hit it's damaged. Mirage fire your 2 to take it out

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    *I flare my signal light, but it's a spotlight this time, as I see the second (but not the third) raider. I've painted a huge target on myself but I am isolating the raider*

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    Target destroyed, good shooting Mirage

  • Me

    Aeneas 252 appears to have engine trouble...

  • Me

    watch out there is a second raider

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    Roger closing to cover, activate internal missile launcher

  • Me

    220M to Raven we have contact.. over

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    *My manuvering jets are now full upwards, as I roket to avoid some tracers shot my way, but I'm slow*

  • Me

    Aeneas I cant reach the Raven

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    Never mind, engaging secong target with cannons

  • Me

    I need to get out of this interference and alert the Raven *Dune keep trying to reach them*

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    *I relight my engines, and rocket off as a tracer round comes way too close for comfort*

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    Keep firing, BOOM, target destroyed

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    Any more Wedge?

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    *I flash my signal light.* "o-n-e--m-o-r-e"

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    Mirage quick about to face the comet

  • Me

    220M to Raven... come in Raven.... We are taking fire.. cylon heavy raiders

  • Me

    I still cant reach them

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    I see it , Mirage it's all your engage with missiles, I'll back you up

  • Me

    Aeneas I see another hiding there

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    Target damaged engaging with cannons to finish it

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    BOOM, target destroyed, looping round to check

  • Me

    Great shooting!

  • Me

    Dradis is still mucked up but no contacts showing

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    Looks all clear

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    *I leave the comet. Whoever last did maintenance on my bird, left the comms system unshielded*

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    252 to anyone... *kshik* how copy?

  • Me

    *signals to 252* all clear. return to base

  • Me

    Roger that Aeneas lets get back and report this

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    Loud and clear Wedge, any more Freya

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    I flash my light and fall in behind Freya. My comms are mostly working now*

  • Me

    Draidis shows clear for now

  • Me

    lets get back..

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    Roger Freya, joining up to starboard

  • Me

    220M to Raven do you copy...

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    I break into open comms, my ECO cursing under his breath about knuckledraggers, not knowing the comms are back online*

  • Me

    Raven to 220M I read you loud and clear now..

  • Me

    Finally! Raven we just engaged 3 heavy raiders on the other side of the comet.

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    Wedge to Freya, my bird's radio needs a bit of work.

  • Me

    We have destroyed targets and are returning. request alert fighters be on standby and increased CAP

  • Me

    Copy that Wedge lets return so we can get that fixed

  • Me

    There is something strange about that comet too.. *dune picked up some strange readings*

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    LSO, Wedge. Requesting permission to land. Have the bay standing by for a repair.

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    How so?

  • Me

    *roger 220m Alert fighters on standby. Get back ASAP and report to CAG

  • Me

    Aeneas I will have to run these readings when we get back but something was weird about it. I cant put my finger on it right now

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    Wedge, LSO. Permission granted. Approach port landing bay, hands-on, speed one zero five, checkers red, call the ball.

  • Me

    and you head the Raven, We need to report to the CAG about what we saw

  • Me

    Aeneas you are cleared to enter the landing pattern

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    Copy, I have the ball...

  • Lt. JG. David "Wedge" Sangrey

    Skids down, mag-lock secure

  • Me

    Freya entering the landing pattern.

  • Me

    I have the ball...

  • Me

    kids down and maglock secure

  • LT. JG Tony "Aeneas" Carvell

    LSO, Perseus flight returning. Aeneas has the ball. 3,2,1, Aeneas is aboard

What does the readings Freya picked up from the comet mean? Why where the raiders in the comet?  We will have to wait for the results to come in to find out.

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Comment by Cpt Michael "Mik Mo" Morelock on June 27, 2017 at 2:19am

Sorry I missed the CAP...good to see you in the air, Wedge!

Comment by Col. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on June 23, 2017 at 3:24pm

Comets can be unpredictable;Perfect cover for A cylon scouting flight.

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