Welcome aboard The Raven, Cora! 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 Raptor Pilot. Great to see people interested in the Raptor! 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. Here is the link to the Admiral's email addresses:
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!
Cpt Michael "Mik Mo" Morelock Commander Air Group Raven Air Wing
Hi Cora! It was great to meet you this weekend at Wizard World. I am glad you found us. As you know I am Freya, the Raven's operations officer and one of the assistant squadron leaders for the Raven's only Raptor squadron The Seekers. I see you want to fly Raptors, Excellent! our CAG and squadron CO Capt. Mik Mo can get you started. Take the time to get to know the site and when you are ready you can join the Seekers group page and get started, don't forget to join the Raven group page also so you can keep up with the ships happenings. If you have any questions please let me know. I look forward to flying with you soon.
At 12:48pm on September 11, 2017, Jesse Krug said…
As a member of the Battlestar Fanclub, you are now able to participate in our journey to explore and expand the universe that is Battlestar Galactica. Feel free to look around and familiarize yourself with the site.
On the Forum and in you can join discussions and get news about events and projects of the Battlestar Fanclub.
If you want to take on an even more active role, make sure to check out the various groups of the Fanclub. They offer you the opportunity to take on a career aboard one of the Colonial Alliance's vessels and stay in contact with like-minded members of the Fleet. Whether you want to be a daring Viper Pilot, fly a Colonial Raptor or join the engineers - the choice is up to you. Look around and contact Group Leaders for additional information!
My name is Alexander Falkberg of the Battlestar Gun Crews. We are a new and active group that is always looking for new recruits to fill our ranks.
In our group, we share fan works of all kinds related to Battlestar Weaponry and have discussions about the ship, lore, and everything going on with the Club. Additionally, we offer preparations for chat-based Operations, where members of many groups come together and relive the unique experience of participating in a battle against the never-ending threat of Cylons.
If you want to become a steely-eyed gunner aboard The Raven and take on Cylons with the biggest ordnance of the Fleet, this is the right group for you!
If you want to delve deeper into the role of a member of the Colonial Defense Forces right away, take a look at the CDF Operations manual and exam. Participation is in no way mandatory, but it is a great way to get fully used to the Club and learn all about the Colonial Military.
The foremost goal of the Battlestar Fanclub is to offer you the best possible experience. So, wherever your choice falls, I hope you will have a great time! If there are any questions or issues, feel free to ask!