[[DescribeTopicHere Describe]] FanFic/StarTrekFlightLine [[DescribeTopicHere here]].

Well, to quote from the introductory paragraph:

"You know the stories about the Dominion War. From the Second Battle at [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]] and the destruction of the Torros III shipyards, right up to the final battle for Cardassia itself. Everyone knows about the ships that fought in those battles. But what happens when you look on a smaller level? Like, say, the [[TitleDrop flight-line]] on one given ship in the war?"

Put basically, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5671497/1/Star_Trek_Flight_Line Star Trek: Flight Line]] is an ElsewhereFic set during the Dominion War and written by [[{{Tropers/Deadbeatloser22}} Deadbeatloser22]]. It looks at the actions of one squadron of Starfleet fighter pilots in some of the better and less known actions of the War, starting at Torros III, something mentioned but not shown in canon.

!!Tropes featured in this fic include:
* AcePilot: Jon, Mark and James are supposed to be this, being the flight leads.
* AirstrikeImpossible: The first chapter features Jon having to fly through a hole in the structure of a shipyard and blow up a coolant duct. The only reason he's sent to do it is he's the closest pilot who still has torpedoes.
* BerserkButton: Don't mock Jon's call-sign, or he'll break your nose.
* ChekhovMIA: Jon's brother, captured behind enemy lines as of chapter two. Taki notes it gives Jon "something to fight for".
* CodeName: Lots of Call-signs. Just in chapter one, we have Booster, Cypher, Sakura, Shunt and Smash. Plus whatever Cypher's wing men use.
** Chapter two adds Rocker and Killjoy to the list as Booster's wing-men.
** Chapter three adds Tomahawk and Scimitar.
* EjectionSeat: Bashed about a bit; It's mentioned the seat itself is only of any use in atmospheric combat, as the pilot can just be transported back to the carrier otherwise.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Jon's Call-sign is [[CherryBlossoms Sakura]]. He's supposedly above whatever assumptions people try to make over it. Not that that stopped him from breaking someone's nose over it.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: The Black Sharks function as this.
* MilitaryAlphabet: Variation, the radio chatter uses a lot of Air-Force jargon.
* OldSchoolDogfight: Practically runs on it.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: You aren't likely to hear anyone on the flight deck refer to Jon by his full first name.
* ScrewTheWarWerePartying: Chapter one ends with the pilots celebrating the destruction of the Torros III shipyards, even as the Federation moves into a state of full-scale war.
* SelfInsertFic: [[FanFic/KingdomHeartsBlankSlate Par for the course here.]]
* ShoutOut: The call-sign for the combat controller in chapter one is [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Highwind]].
** The dialogue at the end of chapter three is lifted almost verbatim from the start of the first mission of ''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar''.
* TheBattlestar: The ''Ikari'' and the other Akira-class ships.
* ThemeNaming: The three Akira-Class carriers in chapter one are all named after anime characters: The [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion USS Ikari]] (the home base for the protagonists), the [[Manga/{{Akira}} USS Kaneda]] and the [[Manga/{{Bleach}} USS Kurosaki]].
** Also, all four pilots in Jon's flight have call-signs that start with "S" (Sakura, Smash, Shunt and Scimitar).
* UnwinnableTrainingSimulation: Jon runs Simon through one in Chapter 3.
* WingMan: Taki/Smash, Greg/Shunt, and Simon/Scimitar to Jon/Sakura.
** Rocker, Killjoy and Tom/Tomahawk to Mark/Booster