Flight Deck Control

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This area has been called the brain for flight deck operations and one of the busiest places on the ship during flight operations. It is located in the "back" on Deck Eleven and is elevated so as to afford a view of the entire flight deck through the windows in the front. The Command Center is accessed by two turbolifts, one one either side of the room. There are three main chairs on the upper level of the Command Center. The main, center chair is for the Senior Deck Boss. To his forward and right is a chair and station for the Deck Boss. To his forward and left is a chair reserved for the Chief of Fighter Maintenance when he's in the Command Center.

This area is also known among the assigned crew by several names; Flight Ops, Flight Deck Control, and the Control Room just to name a few. Air crew, maintenance personnel, everybody that works on the flight deck is constantly in and out of there, keeping track of information. The primary mission of the officers and enlisted assigned to the Flight Deck Command Center is to ensure that all support craft take off and land safely aboard the USS Black Hawk-A and monitor all craft within the starship control zone, the circular limit defined by standard distances or mission essential distances at a horizontal radius from the starship. This not only includes the Gryphon fighters, but also all shuttlecraft, runabouts, and maintenance support craft on the ship.

The "Island"

A flight deck can be a dangerous place and men and women work amid it all. To avoid disaster, it’s crucial to know what’s happening where and when. The Island, located in the forward part of the Control Room, provides a real-time snapshot of the whereabouts of the approximately 29 support craft on board. It represents crucial data on each craft, such as its weapons status, maintenance needs and damage reports, mission status, and so on. This crucial data is collected from the individual stations in the Control room so that it can all be seen for each craft.

A Command Center's Island has been called one of the most critical tools in coordinating flight operations. The Island is an area that contains a large 'pool table.' Half of the table is a real-time representation of the Flight Deck and the other half represents the Shuttle Storage and Maintenance Deck. The table uses icons to show the actual support craft status on both decks. Above the table is a holographic representation of the starship control zone and the surrounding space. The hologram can be zoomed in or out to accommodate various scenarios, but is typically kept at [5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi)] AU from the starship.

Command Center Operational Consoles

Situated at various locations around Flight Deck Command are consoles used for monitoring flight specifics.

Flight Navigation
Officers and Specialists assigned to this station monitor or control heading, speed, and other such things regarding navigation for support craft within the starship control zone. This console may also control the engaging and disengaging of the autopilot in the craft as well as any transporter technology for emergency beam-outs of unconscious pilots and crew.
Flight Weapons
Officers and Specialists assigned to this station monitor the weapons status on support craft. This includes starfighters, shuttles, and runabouts that are within the starship's control zone and powered down on the Flight Deck and Shuttle Storage and Maintenance.

'Flight Damage Control

Officers and Specialists assigned to this station monitor damage reports on support craft engaged in combat operations. They also monitor the repair status of support craft powered down in Shuttle Storage and Maintenance. This includes starfighters, shuttles, and runabouts.
Flight Operations I-IV
There is a Flight Ops station for each starfighter Flight (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie) and one for support craft. Officers and Specialists assigned to these stations monitor all aircraft operating in the starship control zone. Also monitors mission status of all craft on Flight Deck and in Shuttle Storage and Maintenance.
Flight Communications
Officers and Specialists assigned to this station monitor communications between support craft engaged in combat situations, patrol, and other missions within the starship control zone. They also are key to communications between incoming/outgoing craft and the starship's flight deck and shuttle bays.
Flight Sensor Data
Officers and Specialists assigned to this station monitor sensor data coming from support craft. It is also their responsibility to organize the sensor data for After Action Reports used for mission debriefings and command briefs.
Flight Medical
Officers and Specialists assigned to this station monitor medical information strictly from the telemetry transmitted by the fighter pilot's flight suit. Essentially, Flight Medical keeps an eye on vitals.


Senior Deck Boss
The Senior Deck Boss is responsible for the oversight of operations involving the ship's support craft including the Flight Deck on Deck Eleven, the Flight Deck Shuttle Storage and Maintenance on Deck Twelve, and airborne aircraft out to 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) from the starship. From his perch in the raised center seat on the upper level, he maintains visual control of the Flight Deck Command Center.
Deck Boss
Flight Navigation Officer
Flight Weapons Officer
Flight Damage Control Officer
Flight Operations Officer
Flight Communications Officer
Flight Sensors Officer
Flight Medical Officer
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IN FLIGHT INFORMATION Flight SuitDefensive ManeuversOffensive Maneuvers
FIGHTER CRAFT 21x Gryphon Fighter
NOTABLE LOCATIONS Flight DeckFlight Ops Briefing RoomSquadron Command Center
Squadron Commander's OfficeShuttle Storage and Maintenance
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