Prabal Nandy (nandy@U.Arizona.EDU)
Sun, 31 Jan 1999 19:40:15 +73700 (MST)
> I always considered it a bit riduculous when rookies like Uraki gets
> posted to Australia as a "Test Pilot", when test pilots are often the best
> around... I think a better term for what he does is Agressor Pilot or even
> Target Board Pilot.. =)
But that _is_ what he was supposed to be!
At least, in the beginning Kou and Keith were both posted to Zaku-F2s,
correct? They were being used as 'live targets' for the Powered-GM trials,
and ostensibly also for the GP-01/02 trials, where (at least it seemed to
me) that Burning would continue to be the veteran test-pilot running the
But Burning gets injured and inexplicably posts Kow to the GP-01, and it
is _this_ decision that really gets me. No matter how much 'potential' and
Psuedo-NewType Moxie the Kid's got, you do NOT post a green, textbook
rookie to a multi-bajillion dollar one-of-a-kind untested prototype!
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