Rescue Me Air Wing
Rescue Me - Air Wing
Summary: Rescue Op (Scorpia) from the AW perspective.
Date: PH082 (09 July 2009)
Related Logs: Three Hour Tour logs.

Space, Orbit of Scorpia
IC Time: Post Holocaust Day #82
OOC Time: Thu Jul 09 19:33:06 2009

[Wolf-11: Hale] Already one can feel the mood creeping in, as the Kharon comes into view. The cool backdrop of space, as vipers cleared for launch are pushed from the ship, and rocketing away in the classic strike pattern of Formation Delta. Thrusters burning quickly, as in tow to the Strike force, comes four raptors, all heading for the planet and surface below. The time they left like this before. They left behind comrades. This time they mean to take them back

Rabbit is in the lead with Wolf-11. A slight wagle of the wings, an indication for the descent. They are moving hot- and fast. Or so they are starting out.

[TAC3] "Rabbit" Hale says, " Vigilantes, Rabbit. I don't need to tell you what's at stake here. Remember stick to your wing, and lets make sure everyone comes back home. Gods Speed, you lovely lot of muckers."

[Wolf-8: Eddie] Eddie answers the waggle with a quick dip of her left wing, sticking to Hale like white on rice. It's clear she really doesn't want a repeat of two days ago, and the severity of the mission has her tightlipped behind the visor of her helmet.

[Wolf-3: Jupiter] Wolf-3 pulls up into a pretty easy cruising speed, waiting for the rest of the wind to get their bearings.

[TAC3] "Fingers" Jupiter says, "Rainbow, Fingers. You ready to rock? Looks like the taxis are in service today…"

[Into the Wireless] Jupiter says, "Rainbow, Fingers. You ready to rock? Looks like the taxis are in service today…"

[Foxbat-4: Legacy] Foxbat 4 is just behind all the rest as they clear out, settled into a comfortable pattern just behind Jupiter's six.

[Wolf-7: Willem] Wolf-7 cruises in formation, with Rebound on the stick, his head scanning the now altogether-too-familiar vista of the approaching Scorpia. Check of visual, check on DRADIS. All clear, thus far.

[TAC3] "Rabbit" Hale says, " Kharon Actual, Strike Wing. Permission for Weapons free for all vipers."

[Wolf-5: Xanthus] Wolf-5 comes careening out of the carrier and perches on Wolf-7's shoulder, flying easy.

[Wolf-9: Mars] Flying in formation (yet again), Wolf-9's pilot begins her descent when Rabbit gives the signal, plunging into the Scorpian atmosphere.

[TAC3] "Jester" Xanthus says, "Rebound, Jester. Hope you weren't enjoying the the view out your seven o'clock, because you've got my ugly ass in the way, now."

[TAC3] "Rebound" Willem says, "Jester, Rebound. Entering shit zone. Repeat, entering shit zone. By the way, if you keep staring at -my- ass you're liable to go blind."

[TAC3] "Rainbow" Mars says, "Fingers, Rainbow. I'm ready. These guys liked my wing lead last time, so watch out. I may be good, but I'm only one woman."

[Foxbat-8: Alyssa] Foxbat 8 also settles comfortably into formation, following the descent down to the planet.

[Wolf-6: Castor] Wolf-6 stays in formation with Wolf-12, engines burning ready for deft manuevers. The canopy on the other hand is worried about more dead people hitting it, well, it would be if it could think.

[TAC3] "Knight" Praxis says, "All fighter craft, this is Kharon. Suppose I don't have to tell you that we expect the ship to be a lot heavier when you return. Actual sends his best wishes; you have clearance for weapons free."

[Wolf-3: Jupiter] Wolf-3 cruises along, Fingers flying nice and easy on the escort ride. Nobody is touching Fox-4 upon pain of a fiery death. And possibly mockings.

[TAC3] "Fingers" Jupiter says, "It's all good, Rainbow. Fingers is used to lots of love. Going weapons hot to paint this bitch red."

[TAC3] "Mooner" Eddie says, "Mooner's on your five, Rabbit."

[TAC3] "Rabbit" Hale says, "Copy Kharon. We'll bring em home."

[Wolf-12: Antioch] Wolf-12, as piloted by Antioch, keeps in tight with Wolf-6, keeping his eyes open for signs of trouble along the way. It's a nice, smooth, relaxed sort of flight, for the moment.

[Wolf-11: Hale] The Vipers continue to move on, blazing Ahead. And as the bodies get Rocked, Rabbit kicks it a little into over drive, to punch through the last bit of rough riding, and kicks it in through the atmo. Onward and outward.

[TAC3] "Rebound" Willem says, "You know, for the first time ever, I'm glad I drew garrison duty. The CAG made us chew through atmospheric ops like Fingers chews through Marines."

[TAC3] "Fingers" Jupiter says, "Aw, Rebound. You say the sweetest things."

[Wolf-11: Hale] The Formation breaks atmo, and quickly comes screaming in on their way towards the LZ, from there its a quick as you please mad scramble on back to get everyone out, and keep the vultures off the grounded ones. Its going to be a hell day. Rabbit keeps her flying steady as eyes take in their little scenic route.

[TAC3] "Rabbit" Hale says, " Rebound, Rabbit. I hear ya mate-Bloody glad now to have had that run through"

[Wolf-3: Jupiter] Fingers breaks atmo without difficulty, and keeps in close with the nearest raptor, Fox-4. That sedate flying style remains, sure to go out the window at the first sign of trouble. It's not long before trouble shows up. DRADIS lights with three contacts, pretty far out, that should intercept the rescue wagons almost atop the LZ. Or maybe they're headed there anyway…

[TAC3] "Mooner" Eddie murmurs into her comm, "Let's bring 'em home."

[Wolf-9: Mars] Wolf-9 keeps formation, bobbing into the atmo at Wolf-3's wing. No fancy flying here, just sure and steady.

[From outside the ship:]

[Wolf-7: Willem] Red halo of atmospheric entry, check. Jittering of controls, check. Willem's Viper tears ass through space into Scorpia's atmosphere. He grips the stick hard and corrects his plane's trajectory. Quick glances from visual to DRADIS and back. This done, he shifts course a little bit.

[TAC3] "Rabbit" Hale says, " This is Rabbit, someone confirm I have 3 DRADIS pings going off here"

[Wolf-6: Castor] Wolf-6 keeps formation with Wolf-12, things are clear and cool, no problems dipping into atmo for Tinman, if he was nervous it would never show since ice water has replaced blood for him, later, alcohol will replace the water, then the hangover, and then back to blood. For now though he isn't rattled in the least. He does look down at his instruments as he eyes look at a dead ladybug, how in the hell did that get there?

[TAC3] "Rainbow" Mars says, "Rabbit, Rainbow. Confirmed."

[TAC3] "Fingers" Jupiter says, "Rabbit, Fingers. I'm reading three as well."

[Into the Wireless] Jupiter says, "Rabbit, Fingers. I'm reading three as well."

[TAC3] "Mooner" Eddie says, "Confirm, Rabbit. I have three inbound. Looking to move in on our date.."

[TAC3] "Rebound" Willem says, "Fingers, Rebound. I aim to please. You too, Rabbit. And…Whoah, wait a minute. Reading three contacts. Decidedly unfriendly, at two-one-four by three-seven-three, bearing…Oh. Look at that. Looks like they're heading to the LZ. Repeat, Bandits making a run for the LZ."

[TAC3] "Rabbit" Hale says, " Rainbow, Affirmative. Alright then Vigs.. Lets keep them from roughin' up our prom date. Set to engage."

[Wolf-5: Xanthus] Wolf-5 bears witness to Wolf-7's enthusiastic ass tearing, streaking across the shattered landscape of this former human habitat. He accounts for atmospheric turbulence, but stays on his partner.

[TAC3] "Jester" Xanthus says, "How the frak to they always seem to know?"

[Foxbat-4: Legacy] Foxbat-4 falls back just a little as three targets are noted incoming. Clearly the Raptor is getting ready to do its thing.

[Wolf-3: Jupiter] Fingers makes a small course correction to bring her in slightly South of the LZ.

Two of the raiders break off their initial trajectory, modifying as they clearly become aware of the imminent taxi service and and accompanying defense. They hit it, inbound to the fighters flying in the skies.

[TAC3] "Screamer" Antioch says, "They must subscribe to the same newsletter."

[TAC3] "Rainbow" Mars says, "Maybe they have an inside toaster. Like the oven we have in the mess. Your morning toast could be the doom of us all."

[Foxbat-8: Alyssa] Foxbat 8 follows suit, breaking back to give the Vipers room for maneuvers.

[Wolf-7: Willem] Looks like one of those Cylons is still a bit pissed off about that tree. Machines don't grow old and die. They live forever. And harbor a grudge. Forever. Willem's Viper bears down hard on the one attacking him, maneuvering cautiously.

[TAC3] "Rebound" Willem says, "And to think, the entire time I thought it was the coffee maker. Wing, Rebound. Hitting them hard. I've got a new friend! Ho HO!"

[Wolf-11: Hale] And With a Waggle of his wing there's a motion to his Wingmate, as Hale moves for the second rider in the crasher party. As his Viper moves, so does his KEW light up, as soon as that other Raider starts opening up. A grumble as his bullets seem to do more than just slap and tickle the bastard. Either way he is on his Raider.

[TAC3] "Mooner" Eddie says, "I got one that wants to dance with me…"

[TAC3] "Rabbit" Hale says, " Run Eddie an I'll cover you."

[Wolf-5: Xanthus] Jester springs into action, rolling portside and pulling up good and hard, then diving down so Rebound's new friend has something to think about. Double the trouble; twice the fun. Guns blaze, pinging off of the little U shaped robot's hull and leaving some nasty welts.

[Wolf-7: Willem] Wil's Viper comes tearing more ass as he enters another face-off with his new Raider friend. Uh oh. Banking hard right. HARD right, he manages to roll out of the way, evading cannon fire and managing to chip off a bit of his opponent's engine.

[TAC3] "Rainbow" Mars says, "Damn, Fingers. I spoke too soon. Looks like they aren't interested in hot lovin'."

[Wolf-6: Castor] Wolf-6 enters into the fray and manages to nail the tail of the Raider, which is odd, considering how flat of a tail it is. For his part Tinman is flying the Viper as if he were taking a walk in the park, a walk in the park with people shooting at him, but a walk none the less. He calmly keeps himself near Wolf-12 as he takes his shots.

[TAC3] "Jester" Xanthus says, "Rebound, Jester. I'm on your tail. Lead him to the hard deck then break around?"

[Wolf-8: Eddie] Eddie flies hard right along with Hale, which might be why this is such a match made on Kobol, at least in the skies. They seem to have a knack for being able to pitch and roll together. When the Bogey locks onto Eddie, she dips away taking light damage to her Engine. The evasive manuever puts her at a disadvantage, and the Raider skims away from her KEW unharmed.

[TAC3] "Rebound" Willem says, "Jester, Rebound, copy that. On three. One. Two. Three. BREAK."

[Wolf-9: Mars] After missing with a volley of gunfire, Wolf-9 bucks up and over the raider gunning for it, narrowly missing getting pegged by some nasty bullets. The raider follows after and the viper, after a momentary slowdown that could only be on purpose, hits it's thrusters. It's the air combat equivalent of shaking one's ass in the enemy's face.

[Wolf-3: Jupiter] Fingers swings around with a final glance at Fox-4, then hops on the tail of a raider targetting her wing, sticking to its ass like glue. Pewpew! She pops that bastard right in the engine. Sadly, it's only a peripheral hit.

[TAC3] "Fingers" Jupiter says, "Rainbow, Fingers. Engaging the bandit humping your leg."

[Into the Wireless] Jupiter says, "Rainbow, Fingers. Engaging the bandit humping your leg."

[Wolf-12: Antioch] Wolf-12 does his best to keep up with Castor, following his wingmate's lead in the chaos and confusion. Yeah, Antioch will just try and double-team that one Raider. Yee-haw.

[Foxbat-4: Legacy] Foxbat-4 does its usual dip in, hit and run with the jamming suites, trying to keep out of the way of Vipers AND Raiders.

[TAC3] "Rainbow" Mars says, "Much appreciated."

[TAC3] "Jester" Xanthus says, "Suck it UP, chump!"

[Wolf-5: Xanthus] On Rebound's mark, Jester breaks hard to one side, the two pilots essentially tricking the machine and doubleteaming the thing at some really, really ugly angles. Round after round pumps into the raider, once it takes the bait. As his wingmate's guns weigh in, the thing is torn to pieces. Jester rolls, then pulls up and around, following after his wingmate.

[Wolf-7: Willem] One. Two. Three. Jester and Rebound seem to have a certain thing down. On the count of three, Willem jams hard on the stick and pulls off a hard break, surrounding his current opponent. Which has a deadly effect, another salvo of cannon fire(in addition to Xanthus' structural integrity problem infliction) again on the engine. This one does a lot worse than the last one, sending the Raider spinning out of control and oh, look. There's an explosion. And no Raider. He comes zipping around, looking for another victim.

[Wolf-6: Castor] Wolf-6 has no luck in hitting her target this time, maybe Tinman is thinking about the dead ladybug, or maybe he is thinking of dead eyes looking at him from the canopy, then again he may just have been out manuevered by the Raider he was aiming for but the bottom line is that he missed.

[Wolf-9: Mars] In a nigh spectacular display of air superiority, the raider that Wolf-9 taunted closes the distance between the two craft easily and lays down some fire that opens up something that shouldn't be opened up in the rear of her craft. Instantaneously Wolf-9's grown a smokey firey tail of horrific doom. Also the controls apparently have gone wonky, because the viper all but noses straight down, going into a dive.

[Wolf-8: Eddie] Wolf-8 cuts a pretty swath through the sky, dropping low to get eaten up by clouds for a moment, evading the unfriendly on her ass. When Eddie's bird pops back up on Hale's five, she opens up another round of heavy fire, catching him in guns.

[TAC3] "Rainbow" Mars says, "Fingers, Rainbow. My engine is frakked to hades and back. I'm toast if he hits me again."

[Wolf-3: Jupiter] Fingers stays hot on the tail of the raider that seems to have made a meal out of her wing. Craptastic. She kicks it into high gear and burns in dangerously close to the raider she's following. White on rice.

[TAC3] "Fingers" Jupiter says, "Frak, Rainbow, don't you dare die on me!"

[TAC3] "Rebound" Willem says, "Bitch, please. Jester, Rebound. That was a thing of beauty. I'm fogging up my helmet here. Fogging up. And. Oh shit, Rainbow, Fingers, we're coming. I think I owed someone a beer anyway."

[TAC3] "Rainbow" Mars says, "I'd settle for getting me back to Kharon in one piece. And a lapdance."

[Wolf-11: Hale] Hale keeps on flying and stayin right on the Raider that's flying hot with his Wingman. But the Mooner, Rabbit combo works out this time, as both give raking shots on the metal bastard. Hale break's right as he comes back to swoop in for another go. KEW a firing.

[TAC3] "Rainbow" Mars says, "Okay, just the first one."

[TAC3] "Fingers" Jupiter says, "That's a shame. You're passing out on quality lapdance."

[TAC3] "Jester" Xanthus either doesn't notice the double entendre or is deadpanning some levity into a tense situation, "Fr… Rainbow, Jester. Shake that thing. We've got it."

[Foxbat-8: Alyssa] Dodging in and out of flight Patterns, Foxbat-8 stays relatively calm. Looks like the Vipers have the Raiders number, this time around…

[TAC3] "Rebound" Willem grumbles, "I had no idea. Seriously. Keep hitting him. Keep hitting him."

[TAC3] "Mooner" Eddie says, "BINGO! Mooner flying green. DRADIS clear."

[Wolf-7: Willem] And as Rebound's wing comes to bear on Mars' now-unlucky assailant, it's a death of a thousand cuts. Hit, hit, hit. He does his part, for sure.

[Wolf-12: Antioch] Wolf-12 swoops on behind Wolf-6 to help deliver that series of killshots to the Raider in his sights. He shoots, it dies, he curves on back into formation.

[Wolf-5: Xanthus] Right behind Rebound, Jester's manages to get in a few licks as well, tearing chunks of armor off of the bandit until the combined weight of the squadron forces it to asplode.

[Wolf-8: Eddie] If Eddie could fist bump Hale right now, she would. But as it stands, her gloved hand just taps her canopy as the Vigilante team clears the skies once more. Now it's just a matter of waiting for the Siterep of her fellow wingmates.

[TAC3] "Rainbow" Mars says, "Much appreciated. Now if I can just keep from smearing on the deck…"

[Wolf-6: Castor] Tinman watches as the Raider blows up from a volley of bullets from both Screamer and himself, of course he keeps in formation, after all it is what wingmen do.

[Wolf-11: Hale] The sounds of the jets' thrusters come roaring overhead as the collected Strike wing, comes scrambling over the LZ, with those lovely Raptor's in tow. Its almost like a buzz by at first, how quick the Vipers scream in over head. But surely a sign that there are angels above then them coming to bring their children home below.

Once over the LZ, Rabbit, begins pulling up and starting a typical patrol route, scanning the area over the LZ, he'll stay till every mother's son of them is aboard.

[TAC3] "Rabbit" Hale says, " Vigilantes, Rabbit. maintain patrol over the LZ, over."

[TAC3] "Tinman" Castor says, "Roger, Wilco, Rabbit." He does look back at that dead ladybug for a second, seriously, how did the damn thing get into his Viper, no one would notice that he is distracted for a moment since he is flying in perfect formation.

[TAC3] "Mooner" Eddie says, "Copy, Rabbit. Mooner falling into patrol formation."

[Wolf-12: Antioch] Wolf-12 waggles his wings saucily at the people on the ground as he passes overhead while patrolling. Zoom. Hi, folks. Nothing but us Vipers here.

[TAC3] "Jester" Xanthus says, "Jester copies."

[TAC3] "Fingers" Jupiter says, "Circling like a vulture, check."

[Into the Wireless] Jupiter says, "Circling like a vulture, check."

[Foxbat-8: Alyssa] The path clear, Foxbat 8 flies over the Landing zone, and carefully sets down, her pilot keeping an eye out for both their lost friendlies and any hostiles.

[Wolf-9: Mars] Wolf-9 does not wiggle a wing, but it does smoke and flame an awful lot from it's engines in a most unhealthy way. HI GUYZ.

[Wolf-8: Eddie] Eddie cranes to see past her wing, her ship even rolling a bit on it's side so she can try and make out the ground. Curiousity, hope, and expectation of who will be getting on those Raptors. It's all a blur, really, of trees and flashes of images. She'll have to wait until they're back on the Kharon. Wolf-8 straightens back out, keeping close to Hale's five.

[TAC3] "Rainbow" Mars says, "Copy. If I see a Raider I'll just land and throw rocks at it. Much safer, that."

[TAC3] "Jester" Xanthus says, "I prefer my method. Show it how many middle fingers we have per hand, then use it to squeeze the trigger."

[TAC3] "Rainbow" Mars says, "It? Or It, because if it's the latter? That's impressive."

[TAC3] "Jester" Xanthus says, "Yeah. I get so turned on by the idea of killing one of these things… wait. Am I broadcasting?"

[TAC3] "Mooner" Eddie says, "Loud and clear, Jester. Could you repeat, just in case the audience listening at home missed it the first time?"

[TAC3] "Rabbit" Hale says, "Jester, Rabbit. Keep your kinks to yourself. Don't need a rep, do you?"

[TAC3] "Screamer" Antioch says, "I don't even want to know what we'll call Jester at this rate."

[TAC3] "Jester" Xanthus says, "I like to think of it as the shipwide passtime. Zipping it in official capacity. Eyes on the prize, sir. Eyes on the prize."

[TAC3] "Tinman" Castor says, "Remind me never to fly in the sims with you Jester."

[TAC3] "Rainbow" Mars says, "Remind me to disinfect the sims the next time I use them."

[TAC3] "Mooner" Eddie says, "How we comin' down there? I should have taken a leak before leaving the barn…"

[TAC3] "Rabbit" Hale says, " Ghostriders, Rabbit. What's our estimation here?"

[TAC3] "Flash" Kassia says, " Rabbit, Flash here I'm starting to get loaded now just a few jarheads so far"

[TAC3] "Rabbit" Hale says, " Flash, Rabbit. Copy. Hurry it up if you can."

[TAC3] "Flash" Kassia says, "Rabbit, Flash trust me I'm out of here as soon as I can leave."

[TAC3] "Screamer" Antioch says, "Bored now."

[Wolf-12: Antioch] Wolf-12 zips by again, still patrolling the friendly skies. This time, instead of a wing-waggle, he goes for a barrel roll, just to, well, do it. Fear Viper pilots with low boredome thresholds.

[Wolf-6: Castor] Wolf-6 flies along with Wolf-12, it would seem that Tinman is eyeing who goes into the Raptor, he wants to see Papabear and Sam get into the Raptor, boredom isn't his problem, but concern is because after all the pilot looks out for those around him.

[TAC3] "Rabbit" Hale says, " Ghostriders, Rabbit. We good to go, because this place'll be swarming soon."

[TAC3] "Black Cat" Legacy says, "Foxbat-4 ready to lift off."

[TAC3] "Flash" Kassia says, "Rabbit, Flahs just waiting on comfirmation, then lifting off"

[TAC3] "Rabbit" Hale says, " Copy. All Pilots RTB"

[TAC3] "Mooner" Eddie says, "Copy that, Lead. Mooner on escort duty, returning to base. FRAK YEAH!"

[TAC3] "Rabbit" Hale says, " Kharon Actual, This is the Strike Wing, we're home. , coming in for landings. over"

[TAC3] "Rainbow" Mars says, "Copy Rabbit. If my engines cut out before I hit vacuum, Jester, you can have my underwear collection. I know you've been eyeing it. Divy everything else up. I'm big on tradition. *pause* Except when they're stupid."

[TAC3] "Knight" Praxis says, "Rabbit, this is Kharon. The hive is ready to retrieve all its honeybees. Report your status, over."

[TAC3] "Rabbit" Hale says, " Kharon, Rabbit. All are accounted for."

[TAC3] "Flash" Kassia says, "CIC, Flash we've just touched down."

[TAC3] "Knight" Praxis says, "Rabbit. This is Kharon, understood. *cheers in background* … Good work, extraction team. Do you require medical teams?"

[TAC3] "Rabbit" Hale says, " Roger that Kharon, We will need a couple of teams for those in the raptors, over."

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