Assignment: Caitian Field Flight Training Program
- x3 Operations
- Purple Quality: 1%
- Blue Quality: 5%
- Green Quality: 41%
- Unsuitable: 53%
The Caitian government has requested you by name to host the in-field training of one of their carrier Flight Deck Officers. Send a panel of officers to interview the applicant.
Reward: Caitian Flight Deck Officer
- Assignment: Rescue Caitian Hostage from Ferasa completed.
- 5,000 Expertise (the 100,000 value given in the description of the assignment is the value required to be able to start the assignment, 5,000 is what is actually deducted)
- 3x Operations
Acquiring this assignment may be from either the current sector mission list under Espionage or from Tactical Officer missions while in Sector Space.
The odds of merely succeeding this mission — much less getting a Purple Quality officer out of it — are simply horrible, even if you've got three Purple Quality Flight Deck Officers, all of whom possess Aggressive, Resolve and Teamwork. Therefore, wise players will recognize that Flight Deck Officers are advisable for all slots.
Even if your Operations officers have some of the required traits, and even if they are of Blue or Purple quality, you're not going to be able to change the odds of success to much better than 50/50. Remember, this mission starts with a 53% chance that you'll fail, and only a 1% chance of Critical Success. Few assignments are so bleak.
Because it is a relatively lengthy assignment — 20 hours — it is therefore advised that you do not attempt without three Flight Deck Officers. Sure, you may beat the odds using your Aggressive Bartender, but the odds are especially long. Indeed, this is one assignment for which it may be worth requisitioning trait-specific Flight Deck Officers, since every matching trait slightly improves the odds.
Regarding the foregoing comments: this assignment should be attempted whenever available. It only costs 5000 expertise, although you must have an accumulated 100k to start it. When successful, it rewards Flight Deck Officers, which can be used the next time it is run. By running this assignment repeatedly, you will eventually acquire 3 purple flight deck officers to use over and over again. Spare officers can be fodder for the repeatable mission from completing the assignment chain Consular Authority.