Events

Training

ACM (Aerospace Combat Manoeuvring) Training Nights:

Dogfighting, or the tactical art of moving, turning and/or situating one’s fighter spacecraft in order to attain a position from which an attack can be made on another aircraft. Aerospace combat manoeuvres rely on offensive and defensive basic fighter manoeuvring (BFM) to gain an advantage over an aerospace opponent. Once a month we take old and new pilots out to learn the tricks and tips of surviving combat in the black.

Counter Pirate Operations:

Our warships have been called upon to patrol the dangerous areas of space, to keep pilots safe. Wings of combat-ready ships patrol resources sites looking for pirate activity assisting miners and ensuring the space lanes are safe for traders.

Saturday nights – starting from 2000 AEST/AEDT | 2200 NZST/NZDT

Anti-Xeno Combat Operations:

With the rising threat of the Thargoid alien race, we have begun to train pilots in anti-xeno combat techniques.

Once a month we train in anti-Xeno techniques 

NEXT TRAINING NIGHT = TBA

Mining and Materials Operations:

There are tons of mineral wealth just floating out there waiting for some daring Prospector with a ship and a drill to go get it.


Events

5 February – New Years day

The holiday is celebrated with food, families, and presents for good luck. Lion and dragon dances, drums, fireworks, firecrackers, and other types of entertainment fill the streets on this day.

5 March – Carnival:

The fleet gets to gets together for a celebration, including a fleet parade, and the annual SRV race. There is often excessive indulge in alcohol and food.

18 March – Colonial Day/Commonwealth Day

Colonial Day is an annual holiday that celebrates the official signing of the Articles of Colonization which created the United Systems Commonwealth.

5 April – First Contact Day

Commemorating the first contact between humans and Thargoids in 3125. The fleet conducts anti-xeno operations going to the Pleiades nebula to hunt Xenos.

25 April – ANZAC day

Anzac Day the national day of remembrance for Australia and New Zealand to commemorate all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served”.

A Fleet review is held in HIP 77807 and remembrance ceremony is held 10:00 AEST

19 September – Pirate Hunting day

Extended anti-pirate operations are held in all systems, with annual the biggest bounty competition being held.

20 September – Unification (Alliance) Day

Unification Day is the day when the Alliance was formed from a number of independent systems with the goal of gaining strength in numbers and defending, where necessary, against the other major factions. It was celebrated yearly by pro-Alliance citizens, however, some former Independents who were against the unification do their best to rain on this parade, in his case by essentially picking a fight in a different pro-Alliance system each year.

15 October – Federation Day

Although no celebrated by the Fleet we take this time to again essentially go and pick a fight in a different pro-federation system each year.

31 October – Halloween
2 November – Day of the Dead
4 November – Mischief Night
December second to last Saturday – Life Day