Section IX: Pilot Certifications

The Vast Empire Navy is an elite unit, but among the elite there must be the best. This is determined by a set of criteria that if met earn a certification badge. Certifications may seem unimportant, but they serve as a measure of the activity of a member within the VE. Most command officers will be certified, as will most higher ranks, not because certified members are superior, but rather because they have shown their desire to make the Vast Empire a better organization.

Note: Only one of these certifications may be worn at a time.


This is the easiest criteria that can be met and will most likely be worn by almost all members of the Navy. The criteria are as follows:

  • Must graduate from the Vast Empire Naval Academy (VENA) and achieved a passing score on the VE Basic Aviation Training (VEBAT)

Abbreviation: (=A=)

Senior Aviator

The second level of certification, it has the following criteria:

  • Member of the Vast Empire for at least 3 months
  • Rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class or Higher
  • Shown Leadership Ability
  • Consistently Active
  • Passed VE Senior Avaiation Training (VESAT)
  • Recommendation by Squadron Commander or higher

Abbreviation: (=SA=)

Master Aviator

The highest level of pilot certification, it has the following requirements:

  • Member of the Vast Empire for at least 12 months
  • Rank of Warrant Officer 2nd Class or Higher
  • Shown Outstanding Leadership Ability
  • Extremely Active
  • Recommendation by Wing Commander or higher

Abbreviation: (=MA=)


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Senior Aviator
Master Aviator