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RE: Viper Flight Manual

OK, so I have read through the manual once so far and it took about two days because of work.  I am now in process of memorizing as much as possible before taking the test.  This is not easy, even though I have a working understanding of physics and mechanics.  We'll see where it goes from here and see if I can ace the test when I feel ready to do it.

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It is with great pleasure that I announce Battlestar Raven-BFC 002 new Communications Officer, new Squadron Leader of The Hammers Viper Squadron and the Head of the Office of the Chaplain and Ship Historian aboard the Raven:

Lt. Victor Ford -New Communications Officer (5th In Command of Battlestar Raven)
Ensign Michael Quinn- Squadron Leader of The Hammers

Professor Joseph "Prometheus" Pearson- Chaplain and Ship Historian

Please join me in welcoming them and wishing them good luck on their new position.

~Raven Actual

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Hi all!

Hi all.  I am very glad to be here.  After a very fun, but exhausting weekend at Galacticon 3 here in Houston, I decided to seek out the BSG clubs in my area and found this one.  I am very interested in joining a Viper group and am in process of reading the Viper manual and will hopefully get to join one of the exclusive Viper Wings in the near future.

I had the honor of being on the transportation team at Galacticon this year and had the honor of driving around many of the cast from BSG both old and new.  Got to make some really good friends and partied with Noah "Boxey" Hathaway over the weekend as well.

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              I met to post this last night but had no internet service.  I wanted us ALL to take time and recognize, support and give thanks to our military service members.  We want to give them praise and strength during their time in the Armed Forces.  These men and women across the globe make their own sacrifices with that being said so do their families as well. 

             Memorial Day is not just about honoring them, but all honoring those before them no longer wearing the uniform and those who died in service to our great country.  It is because to the we get to enjoy our freedom and give thanks to be an AMERICAN.  If you have ever served in the US Military or know someone in your family who has. Please honor them today by posting here and sharing their information so we can give thanks and prayer to them in support our great nation and their families. 

             I know we also have retired or members here in the Colonial Defense Forces, Battlestar Fan Club and Colonial Cylon Alliance who have served at one time in their lives. Please post here so we know who you are and salutes you for your service to this Nation. SO SAY WE

Miguel Rivera
Active Duty: US Navy..........  Who next keep it going Colonials.

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Galacticon 3 was such a  memorable experience.  All who attended will know.  I just wanted to share one of the most heart warming impromptu scenes I saw there while waiting for the closing ceremony.   The gruff XO, AKA Mr.Hogan took advantage of a lull in the autographs, and laid down on the floor in front of the Raider with a little boy and started talking with him and playing with him as if they were playing in a sand box.  If you had seen it, you would have been very touched and impressed.  So say we all.  The Battlestar Galactica actors are all great folks, and this is just one example.  So say we all again.

John David Feagin

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I just wanted to say that we are at Galacticon 3, and it is much more than I had hoped for.  It is a true blessing, beyond words.  ALL....Can I emphasize it enough A-L-L of the stars from both the original and re-imagined version are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  SINCERELY FRIENDLY, REAL, AND APPROACHABLE!!!!   Seriously, they have done such a great thing, and yet they are sincerely hospitable, outgoing, and friendly, like anybody you might meet anywhere.  And even when they are not allowed to pose for photos and the like, they explain it in a very gracious manner...angry "No photos" demands, but simply "We're not allowed to do that now."   And they will OPEN UP TO YOU about anything appropriately related to Battlestar Galactica.  TRULY, I can not say how very much I am impressed with ABSOLUTELY EVERY star I have met.  They are ALL really GREAT, SINCERE, APPROACHABLE, FRIENDLY, and above all else SINCERELY DECENT people.  I just anted to communicate that, since "stars" have a reputation for being shallow and narcisistic.  At least with ABSOLUTELY EVERY STAR I HAVE MET TO DATE HERE AT GALACTICON 3 has been the sort of person I would be so very happy and contented to know in real life where they not famous.  In short, they would be great friends and neighbors, regardless of their careers.  They are really great people, and I have  found absolutely NO fault with any of them.  I sincerely pray they all be blessed throughout their lives. I HOPE ALL WILL AGREE WITH ME AND SAY SO SAY WE ALL!

This is said from the utmost sincerity of my heart, as I had no idea what to expect from this ONCE IN A LIFE TIME OPPORTUNITY!


John David Feagin

PS...I couldn't help but notice that Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, and some other dude all seemed to take a shining to my Sister...Even though IIIIIIIIIIIIIII was the one dressed up!!!!!  Hmmmm.... Should I tell her hubbie or not...Hmmmm...  


John David Feagin

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-Crew of the Excalibur prepare for an FTL jump.
-Ens. Carmela Mendoza, execute jump calculation to Galacticon 3 area, and then proceed to jump.
-XO LTjg Yves Ho, you have the deck, the CIC is yours, I will take my raptor to give the ride to Ens. Lepine.
-Ens.  Robert Lepine, I will give you the virtual ride to G3.  We support you as special guest of this huge event.  We are proud of what you do as a modeller and wish you a great and awesome con at Houston.

So say we all!

~Col. Fred Landry, BSR-05 Excalibur Actual

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Ravens and Friends,

The first offfcial ship patch for the Raven just arrived today.  Only 50 were made.  It is about 3 inches in size.

Since this batch turned out real nice, we will have the other design made and possibly the other ship patch designs especially the AirWing and the Marines. This patch will be availabe during GalactiCon 3 If any is left from there, it will be put up at the Raven Store


Cherry "DragonLady"

Battlestar Fan Club Vice President

Commanding Officer-Battlestar Raven-BFC 002

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Calling all Classic BSG fans

We are five days away from the Thursday night opening of Galacticon 3 ! if you have not bought your membership you need to get that done before the price goes up at the door.

What a great opportunity for us Classic Battlestar fans. Look at the list of guest from the original series:

Richard Hatch

Dirk Benedict

Herb Jefferson

Terry Carter

Anne Lockhart

Jack Stauffer

Noah Hathaway

Sarah Rush

We will have a classic Cylon raider on hand for photo ops and Blackstar Squadron will be doing a panel or two also. We will have photo ops and autograph sessions as well as a chance to mingle with other fans and pick up some cool collectables.

For us fans of the of the original series this is a rare opportunity to meet and mingle with the remaining cast. That's something we also have to keep in mind, some of these people will be looking at retiring from doing conventions in the future and we might not have another opportunity to get that autograph or photo.

And for the reimaged series and Caprica fans we will have plenty for them to stay occupied with also.

See you at the show.

Paul Nix

BSG fanclub Chief of Staff

Galacticon Security coordinator 


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For the those Raven Members and Friends of Battlestar Raven that cannot make it to Galacticon 3, well here is a little something  for you.  Since you cannot come to Galacticon 3, we will bring Galacticon 3 to you via our live feed of the event on USTREAM and will be located at the following websites which can be  viewed easily:  (located all the way down the front page of their site) ( at the Raven Group Page)


All the Raven Live Feeds will be located on the front page of these websites.


It can also be viewed on our Facebook LIKE page.   But we do want to thank the following websites for carrying our live feed.  This will also help lessen the strain on our main website server due to incoming traffic.  We don't want it going down during the event.  Please do not hesitate to check these websites out and follow along during the Galacticon 3 Convention.  It is the least we can do for our members on the Ravens and Friends of Battlestar Raven around the world,  that could not make it to Galacticon 3.  We will be giving this feature a trial run to see how well it works.  This feature will go live during Galacticon 3.  Hopefully our phones and tablets hold out battery wise or whatever other equipment that will be use so there is no interruption.  Otherwise, there will be intermission to switch batteries out.


Raven Actual

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Nothing but the rain...

Colonials...we are getting closer and closer to the big event, something I consider to be one of the biggest events in Battlestar Galactica history.

Sure, there have been other Cons...but this isn't just a Con...this is an EVENT (you notice I said that twice right?).

Never before as the cast of the original & the re-imagined series come together like this before in this way for starters.

Imagine Terry Carter & Michael Hogan standing next to each other...likely to make you tongue tighed!

Seriously, most people think it's simply going in...getting an autograph and that's is NOT!

Galacticon 3 is a multi-level event (see now I mentioned it a third time!)...that is going to blow you away...interactive events...panels...workshops...and other happenings all day (and night).

By partnering with ComicPalooza we have opened up a whole new universe for you to be in as well...your entry into our world gives you automatic entry into theirs as well.

Who wants to miss out on a three-day party with your favorite people?

And I don't mean just the celebrities...but people that you know you are going to know there.

Our pre-sales come to end this coming Monday...yes, you CAN buy your membership at the door, but the price is going up from our current price to $99 for a weekend membershp...which is still very good. $16.50 per day for TWO covnentions?

Don't have to be a rocket scientist for that (well, Dr. Kevin Grazier is going to be there...and he REALLY is a rocket scientist!)...but all that aside...

Galacticon's literally happen only once every five this is your big chance till another 50% of a decade creeps by....

Personally, I'm overjoyed to be a part of be one of the people bringing this event you...and I'm delighted with the fact that so many of my friends are going together under the same roof...feels like home.

We want to see you there!

Give it some thought if you are on the fence...some serious thought...and roll the hard six and bring in the cat.

Time to spool up the FTL and make YOUR way the show!

So Say We All!

Shawn O'Donnell


Battlestar Galactica Fan Club

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It is with great pleasure that I announce the following promotions :


Al Bartraw to the rank of Colonel :

Diego Martin to the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade:

Keith Ranson to the rank of Major:

Eduardo “Marine Enforcer” to the rank of Major:

Roger Barstow to the rank of Lieutenant:

Ronald Beaton to the rank of Chief Petty Officer:

Steve Tweed to the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade:

Steve Sardeson to the rank of Master Sergeant:

Tom Burns to the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade:


It is also with great pleasure that I announce the selections of the following individuals to the following Command Staff Positions after :

Steve Tweed- New Operations Officer (3rd in Command )

Tom Burns-New Chief Engineering Officer:  ( 4th in Command)

Their selection comes with all the priviledges that comes with their rank and position.  The positions that these individuals are in is more important than their rank.   So please show them all the courtesy and respect that comes with the positions that they are selected in.

Also as a note, those Ravens that are not part of this promotion list, this does NOT mean you do not deserve to be promoted.  It is just you do not have the time in grade just yet.  That is all!  Hopefully the next time around, there will be more of you on the list to be promoted.  I will make sure you get what you deserve and have earned.  So keep the faith and keep kicking ass and taking names later.

As a special note to the following individuals promotion,  “Marine Enforcer”.  Although his actions are not always noticable publicly, his actions behind the scenes, have been a great help to me executing my job as Raven Actual.  Without his support, I would not be able to do my job as the Commanding Officer of Battlestar Raven.   He is not as verse as a lot of us when it comes to science  fandom.  But he is learning.


SO SAY WE ALL!!!!!!!



Raven Actual

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PBS on Sunday night!

From my good friends at Morgan and company and the producers of BearTrek...a film I'm going to highlight at Galacticon 3.

Show your support and please tune in!

A message from Chris:

Hi Friends,

I just wanted to remind you about Great Bear Stakeout airing on Discovery Channel in the USA
this coming Sunday evening at 9pm ET/PT, 8pm CT. There's a huge buzz around this film
and I am very proud to be a part of it. We managed to capture some incredible bear behavior,
and I am hoping it will further the cause for global conservation of these amazing animals and
the wild places we all depend upon.

I hope you enjoy it. I'd love to know what you think of the show...please feel free to reply
to this email if you'd like to share your thoughts.

Bear hugs,

p.s. A pic of me and some of the team attached below.
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For members and friends of Battlestar Raven-BFC 002 that cannot make it to the event, we are taking steps to provide you with photos, videos, and live coverage of the biggest Battlestar Galactica Convention to date at the George R. Brown Convention Center: GalactiCon 3 #BSG . The Battlestar Raven main website is now set up to broadcast live from the event. All you have to do is proceed to the Raven main website at :

There you will find a new feature called USTREAM. All you have to is just sit back and watch. In the case if this feature goes down with technical difficulties, a backup live feature broadcast program will go live to keep the live broadcasting to continue to each and everyone of you. This feature is being setup as we speak.


Cherry "DragonLady"

BFC Vice President

Commanding Officer-Battlestar Raven-BFC 002

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Bear Mccreary Composer and Actor !

12578029065?profile=originalOk, Hope you all read this Battlestar Galactica admirers.

Now i know i am not the only one who watches reruns of the show so now and then. Lol.

They who realy 'got' it, this gem, the majority of the world wasn't ready for it yet. But they will be eventualy.

A little thing i noticed after seeing the show carefully and some episodes many times. In season 4 episode deadlock. Somewhere at 20+ minutes. There is a scene between Kara Thrace and Galon Tyrol at the bar.

Well. the pic says enough i hope. If you haven't seen it before. Bear Mccreary in a cameo blurred out shot. what a nice little detail in an already very 'detailed' movie.

Yes, i stopped calling it a tv show for myself. i see it more as a long motion picture. Like Michael Hogan once said before too (last frakking special), that he felt the same way.

Well. enjoy if you have not see it. Short but cool for the people who care as much for Bear Mccreary's music he made for this show.Immortal , stirring, beautiful, sad, Remembered like the great once i think. he is a frakkin' miracle. Composing music that i hope will be heard more because , well, just because.

Go look up Bear Mcreary on youtube and visit this site

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Waterkeeper Alliance

12578029471?profile=originalHello all!  I want to state that, as the BSR-05 Excalibur Actual, from 11Th Fleet, and as Canadian, a country of beautiful lakes and rivers,  I fully support as EJO asked us the Waterkeeper Alliance.  I consider I am indeed a Waterkeeper.  And I invite you to support EJO in his endeavour.

So say we all!


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