Lloyd Marik-Stanley Aerospace School
|Lloyd Marik-Stanley Aerospace School|
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|Founding Year||Succession War era|
|Aerospace Fighter pilots|
|WarShip crew||3054 onwards|
In the past five hundred years the School has provided the League with essential naval personnel for JumpShips, DropShips and Aerospace Fighters. The WarShip programm was reactivated in 3054. At the beginning JumpShip and DropShip crews were cross trainind and later the school resumed its fulll naval training course. The School sought ways to increase the numbers of graduates in each year to provide personnel for the developing fleet.
Every student (1000 are accepted per years) must complete a three year basic training program. The final selection lies in the hands of the Captain-General but the need for aerospace fighter pilots make it harder to use this for political patronage. Aptitude testing ensures that all cadets have the reflexes, coordination and aptitude for aerospace operations.
In the first year the cadets learn discipline, hand-to-hand combat and first aid. All students also receive training in null-G and micro-gravity conditions. This training serves to weed out applicants who suffer from space sickness.
Advanced individual TrainingEdit
The next two (2) years are reserved for learning small-craft Operations. Fighter pilot cadets are trained in aerospace combat and the candidates for larger craft learn to cooperate as a team. The DropShip and JumpShip trainees undergo further training (two years) in the Specialties to work on their assignment vessel. WarShip crews must take another three year training tour (the full Warship training last six years) It gives a shortened version for experienced crews that only lasts two (2) years.
The school sets high and strict standards. Any student or instructor who can not meet these are dismissed. The commanders at the LMs are aware that this pressure needs a tone of release, and encourage competition with the Allison MechWarrior Institute.
DropShip and JumpShip crews enter service in a specific line unit or with the League's Transport Command (in most cases). The WarhSip program provides enough personal for the growing number of warships, but in the future the demand outpaces the supply.
- Field Manual: Free Worlds League, pp. 30-31, "Lloyd Marik-Stanley Aerospace School Profile"