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Item: Pilot Levels

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5     –  Elementary Level,  passed test on controls,  Minimum of Ten hours in simulator

4   –  Passed Test Extensive test on all procedures.  Minimum thirty hours in simulator, at least one landing and takeoff solo in space for Bravo class, tested on traffic controls procedures in Charlie Class and above.

3    –  Passed advanced test on controls, minimum of sixty hours in simulator,  solo landings both atmosphere and shipboard, for Charlie class and higher passed test on controlling traffic  procedures both standard and emergency.  For Bravo Class ship and higher at least ten simulated hyperspace jumps.

2  –  One hundred hours in simulator,  two actual hyperspace jumps for Bravo class and higher,  fifty hours at actual controls.

1   –  One hundred hours behind controls,  ship to ship docking completed.

First Appearance:  Q Runner

 

Item: Earth Ship Classes

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Alpha-  No hyperdrive, atmospheric capable, small enough to land on other ships.  ( Rescue Runners, Ambulances, shuttles, some fighters, Drop Ships)

Bravo-  Hyperdrive, atmosphere capable and ship board landings, typically multi-person crews. (Recon ships, Gunships, Bombers, Shark fighters)

Charlie- Hyperdrive, large landing bays for Alpha and Bravo class ships, usually support ships (the Endurance, hospital ships, fighter base ships, Marine base ships)

Delta –  Hyperdrive, warships, heavily armed and armored.

Echo –  Hyperdrive, Squadron and Fleet Command Ships, heavily armed and armored.

X-Ray  –  Specialty ships,  Defensive weapons only, hyper-drive capable  (Refit Ship, the  Star Digger, Farm Ship)

Item: Scanners

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First Mention:  Scouts Out

First Appearance:  Scouts Out

Description:  Scanners are active detection devices, using a variety of projected energy including but not limited to x-rays, infrared energy, sound waves, radio waves, and other a variety of other types of focused or wide beam energy.    Typically not used when a ship is attempting to remain undetected.   Similar in principle to active sonar used in submarines.

 

Item: Comm Link

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First Mention:  Scouts Out

First Appearance:  Scouts Out

Description:  personal communication device, can be configured in various layouts, single earpiece, two earpieces, various microphones and set ups.

 

Item: The Table

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First Mention:  Q Runner

First Appearance:  Q Runner

Description:  The Table is a human sized body scanning device for exact sizing of fitted Environmental Suits.  First demonstration when Paddy from the Free Lunch is injured and treated, in the process his suit is destroyed and a new one needs to be made.