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18th Nov '17 8:39:49 PM DarkHunter
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12th Nov '17 8:59:16 AM TheNerfGuy
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* ''FanFic/LandingDay'': Veen and Garasso, who are part of Harbinger 2-6's striker force. Both easily outpace their fellow Strikers and take out several of the human fighters.


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16th Oct '17 9:30:00 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Literature/StarCarrier'' has Trevor "Sandy" Gray, who earns his nickname after ordering his squad to launch AMSO (also known as "sand") canisters, typically used as a missile shield, at near-''c'' speeds at a large alien fleet that has invaded the Solar System. The result? A massive shotgun blast that cripples the alien armada, forcing it to retreat even before the capital ships arrive. This becomes a standard tactic in later books. Gray is also notable for coming from a "[[FantasticRacism Prim]]" background, having grown up in the flooded ruins of Manhattan with no modern technology. Gray ends up not only surviving to become an admiral twenty years later, but also engages in negotiations with the Sh'daar Masters, which results in a ceasefire.

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* ''Literature/StarCarrier'' has Trevor "Sandy" Gray, who earns his nickname after ordering his squad to launch AMSO (also known as "sand") canisters, typically used as a missile shield, at near-''c'' speeds at a large alien fleet that has invaded the Solar System. The result? A massive shotgun blast that cripples the alien armada, forcing it to retreat even before the capital ships arrive. This becomes a standard tactic in later books. Gray is also notable for coming from a "[[FantasticRacism Prim]]" background, having grown up in the flooded ruins of Manhattan with no modern technology. Gray ends up not only surviving to become an admiral twenty years later, but also engages in negotiations with the Sh'daar Masters, which results in a ceasefire. It's actually not uncommon for SpaceFighter pilots to have capital ship kills on their record, considering their standard armament includes dozens of powerful nuclear missiles, a [[MagneticWeapon KK cannon]], and a particle beam projector. Standard fleet tactics also dictate launching several squadrons as soon as a fleet arrives to a hostile system, with the fighters accelerating to near-''c'' speeds using gravitic propulsion and then launching nukes at those speeds. The impact of a nuke, traveling at relativistic speeds, usually destroys any ship.
16th Oct '17 9:26:31 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Literature/StarCarrier'' has Trevor "Sandy" Gray, who earns his nickname after ordering his squad to launch AMSO (also known as "sand") canisters, typically used as a missile shield, at near-''c'' speeds at a large alien fleet that has invaded the Solar System. The result? A massive shotgun blast that cripples the alien armada, forcing it to retreat even before the capital ships arrive. This becomes a standard tactic in later books. Gray is also notable for coming from a "[[FantasticRacism Prim]]" background, having grown up in the flooded ruins of Manhattan with no modern technology. Gray ends up not only surviving to become an admiral twenty years later, but also engages in negotiations with the Sh'daar Masters, which results in a ceasefire.
16th Oct '17 9:13:16 AM ChronoLegion
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--> '''Lt. Gordon Mallow:''' Dude, I've been "hugging the donkey" since flight school.

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--> '''Lt. Gordon Mallow:''' Malloy:''' Dude, I've been "hugging the donkey" since flight school.
16th Oct '17 9:12:51 AM ChronoLegion
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--> '''Lt. Gordon Malloy:''' This is something I call "hugging the donkey".
--> '''Lt. John [=LaMarr=]:''' You can "hug the donkey"?
--> '''Lt. Gordon Mallow:''' Dude, I've been "hugging the donkey" since flight school.
16th Oct '17 9:09:38 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/TheOrville'' has Lieutenant Gordon Malloy, the best pilot in the fleet, who got blacklisted for showing off to a girl, resulting in lots of cargo being lost. He's also famous for drawing penises on lots of places. But he's also manages to pull off a trick known as "hugging the donkey", which allows the ''Orville'' to evade a powerful Krill destroyer and then position the ship to receive an out-of-control shuttle, while in the middle of said firefight. In a later episode, his piloting skills are the only thing that allow Captain Mercer's daring plan to work against a Krill battlecruiser. Lieutenant John [=LaMarr=] is the ship's navigator but is also a highly-rated pilot himself, second only to Malloy. He gets to show off his skills in one episode (without even spilling his soda). Subverted with [[spoiler:[[Creator/CharlizeTheron Pria Lavesque]] in "Pria", who appears to be able to fly the ''Orville' out of a [[AsteroidThicket dark matter thicket]], but later reveals that she was just faking. The actual flying was done by a 29th-century device she has previously attached in engineering]].
13th Oct '17 4:59:18 PM AgentSalt
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An ace pilot will likely display all sorts of ImprobablePilotingSkills, such as the HighSpeedMissileDodge. Aces may or may not come with [[WingMan wingmates]]. They will often have MachineEmpathy, allowing them to sense problems from subtle differences in how their craft moves/feels/sounds. Depending on the time period, may wear an AdventurerOutfit. An Ace who excels [[UpToEleven even beyond other aces]] is known as an Ace of Aces, a title typically granted only to a nation's highest scoring ace.

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An ace pilot will likely display all sorts of ImprobablePilotingSkills, such as the HighSpeedMissileDodge. Aces may or may not come with [[WingMan wingmates]]. They will often have MachineEmpathy, allowing them to sense problems from subtle differences in how their craft moves/feels/sounds.moves/feels/sounds, especially if flying their AceCustom. Depending on the time period, may wear an AdventurerOutfit. An Ace who excels [[UpToEleven even beyond other aces]] is known as an Ace of Aces, a title typically granted only to a nation's highest scoring ace.
12th Oct '17 8:35:43 AM NB2000
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* The Alternate Rimmer in Red Dwarf is so much this trope that they even named him Ace. "Smoke me a Kipper...!"

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* The Alternate Rimmer in Red Dwarf Series/RedDwarf is so much this trope that they even named him Ace.[[TheAce Ace]]. "Smoke me a Kipper...!"
10th Oct '17 9:20:28 PM Afterthought
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* ''Literature/{{Biggles}}''

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* ''Literature/{{Biggles}}''''Literature/{{Biggles}}'' largely helped to cement the trope's popularity during and after WWII, especially to a British audience.
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