I happened to catch this blogfest yesterday at Echoes of a Wayward Mind and decided to participate with an interview of Byron, one of my main characters. During the time of this interview, Byron had just entered fighter pilot training...
You just began Cosbolt training - how do you like it so far?
The first week was a drag, nothing but sims and lectures, but I finally got some time in the Cosbolt. So far it's basic exercises and maneuvers. Stuff I could do in my sleep. I'm ready for a chance to show off my skills!
What are the instructors like?
Tough and demanding, which is no surprise. I've given them no reason to fault my flying, though. Trindel and I are perfect in the cockpit. For some damn reason, however, the lead instructor seems to have it out for me. I don't know why Bassa singled out our team, but it's annoying. Probably didn't like what he saw on my service record...
Tell us about your navigator, Trindel.
He's all right. He's hyperactive and his constant chatter makes me want to punch his ejection seat. A bit naive, too. But, beggars can't be choosers. No one else wanted to be my navigator and we were thrown together in desperation. So far it's worked out, though. I guess I trust him. He makes good decisions and we're jelling as a team.
Any other friends there on Guaard?
Not really. I'm not exactly the most popular guy here. Besides, I'm not here to make friends, I'm here to fly rings around these amateurs.
What's your goal?
To be the best damn Cosbolt pilot in the fleet!
And there you have it!