List of pilots

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For a list of Colonial Warriors, the original Viper pilots seen in the Original Series, see List of Warriors.
This list was created to keep track of Galactica's current and former Viper pilots, Raptor pilots and ECOs, and includes members of the crew of Pegasus as well. When mentioned-only characters are linked to a separate article, they are either repeatedly mentioned, have some significance despite not being seen or the article includes a note about their name.
Pilots and other enlisted in a recreation room on Galactica.

Pilots are officers in the Colonial Fleet trained and qualified to operate a Viper fighter or a Raptor multipurpose vehicle.

Pilot candidates, or "nuggets", normally start training in simulators, but after the Fall of the Twelve Colonies, Galactica's nuggets went from classroom straight into live aircraft until Pegasus (with its on-board flight simulators) joined the Fleet. Once nuggets complete their basic flight and combat training, they are known as "rooks".

A flight-qualified pilot wears basic pilot wings on the uniform's left breast. Senior-rated pilots (e.g. William Adama, Saul Tigh) wear a variation with outstretched wings.

Pilot wings are a permanently-awarded skills badge; they do not necessarily indicate active flight status, only that the wearer has successfully qualified as a pilot. Officers who have moved into non-flying positions, such as Aaron Kelly and Felix Gaeta, continue to wear them.

A flight suit, which protects a pilot during a decompression emergency, is standard apparel for all pilots.

Qualifications legend:

V - Viper pilot
R - Raptor pilot
E - Raptor ECO


Active

Seen

Rank Name Qualifications Last Seen
Captain Karl "Helo" Agathon RE Revelations
Captain Kara "Starbuck" Thrace VR Revelations
Captain Marcia "Showboat" Case V He That Believeth In Me (mentioned by Galen Tyrol)
Lieutenant Sharon "Athena" Agathon R Sine Qua Non
Lieutenant Margaret "Racetrack" Edmondson RE Sine Qua Non
Lieutenant Hamish "Skulls" McCall RE Sine Qua Non
Lieutenant Brendan "Hot Dog" Costanza VR Revelations
Lieutenant Paolo "Redwing" McKay V The Hub
Lieutenant Noel "Narcho" Allison V Six of One
Lieutenant J. "Shark" Finnegan R The Face of the Enemy
Ensign Diana "Hardball" Seelix V The Hub
Ensign Samuel "Longshot" Anders VE Revelations
An unnamed, tattooed pilot VR Revelations

Mentioned Only

The following pilots have been mentioned in dialogue.

Rank Name Qualifications Last Mentioned
"Bingo" V Occupation
"Wally" V Occupation
"Hex" V The Son Also Rises (mentioned by Dualla)
"Hotshot" V He That Believeth In Me

The following pilots' names can be seen on duty rosters in the pilots' ready room or on other documents following the second exodus. It may thus be presumed that they are on active duty. Some of these names appear on the roster as early as the first season in episodes like "Act of Contrition" and "The Hand of God".

Rank Name Qualifications Last Mentioned
Captain George "Catman" Birch V Six of One
Lieutenant Delphi "Falcon" Birch V Behind-the-scenes photo
Lieutenant Mei "Freaker" Firelli [1] Six of One
Lieutenant Steve "Red Devil" Fleer R Six of One
Analy "Feline" Amante Six of One
River "Hiccup" Brigden Six of One
John "Snitch" Burke The Passage
Coran "Chopper" Dix [2] Six of One
Ars "Snicker" Kelder The Passage
Troy "Sever" Minos Six of One
Ricky "Two Times" Richardson Six of One
Anumanda "Spender" Salas Six of One
Bryan "Tailgate" Smith Six of One
"Blindspot" V From War Room chalkboard (circa Season 4), assigned to Primus Squadron.
"Bomber" V From War Room chalkboard (circa Season 4), assigned to Primus Squadron.
"Brakes" V From War Room chalkboard (circa Season 4), assigned to Primus Squadron.
"Butch" Crossroads, Part II (on locker door in the weight room [3] )
"Buttermilk" V From War Room chalkboard (circa Season 4), assigned to Primus Squadron.
"Catbird" V Six of One
"Chinman" Six of One
"Digger" Six of One
"Dune" Crossroads, Part II (on locker door in the weight room [3] )
"Famous" V Six of One
"Hyper" V Six of One
"Kingston" V Six of One
"Ninja" V Six of One
"Pookie" V From War Room chalkboard (circa Season 4), assigned to Primus Squadron.
"Rash" Collaborators (on locker door)
"Rocket" Six of One
"Ruins" V From War Room chalkboard (circa Season 4), assigned to Primus Squadron.
"Sharky" Six of One
"Sniper" V Six of One
"Spender" V From War Room chalkboard (circa Season 4), assigned to Primus Squadron.
"Stinger" V Six of One
"Snaps" Six of One
"Trip" V From War Room chalkboard (circa Season 4), assigned to Primus Squadron.

Inactive

Rank Name Qualifications
Rear Admiral William "Husker" Adama VR
Rear Admiral Helena Cain Unknown, senior flight status indicated by senior flight wings on uniform.
Commander Jack Fisk Unknown, senior flight status indicated by senior flight wings on uniform.
Colonel Saul Tigh V
Major (ret.) Lee "Apollo" Adama VR
Captain Aaron Kelly Unknown, junior flight status indicated by junior flight wings on uniform.
Lieutenant (ret.) Daniel "Bulldog" Novacek V
Jr. Lieutenant Felix Gaeta Unknown, junior flight status indicated by junior flight wings on uniform.[4]
(former) Jr. Lieutenant Sharon "Boomer" Valerii R

Deceased

Seen

Rank Name Qualifications Death
Lieutenant Eammon "Gonzo" Pike VR Sine Qua Non/The Hub (KIA)
Captain Louanne "Kat" Katraine VR The Passage (Radiation poisoning)
Jr. Lieutenant (ret.) Tucker "Duck" Clellan V Occupation (Suicide)
Jr. Lieutenant (ret.) Nora Farmer V The Resistance, Episode 4 (Assault)
Lieutenant Richard "Buster" Bayer R The Captain's Hand (KIA)
Lyla "Shark" Ellway E The Captain's Hand (KIA)
Ensign Brent "BB" Baxton V Scar (KIA)
Ensign Joseph "Jo-Jo" Clark V Scar (KIA)
Lieutenant Alex "Crashdown" Quartararo E Fragged (Assault)
"Flyboy" V Valley of Darkness (KIA)
Lieutenant "Karma" Baker R Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part I (KIA)
"Fireball" V The Hand of God (KIA)
Ensign "Stepchild" V The Hand of God (KIA)
Sergeant Donald "Chuckles" Perry V The Hand of God (KIA)
Jr. Lieutenant Dwight "Flat Top" Saunders R Act of Contrition (Accident)
Major Jackson "Ripper" Spencer V Miniseries, Night 1 (KIA)
Lieutenant "Jolly" Anders V Miniseries, Night 1 (KIA)
"Carrot" V Miniseries, Night 1 (KIA)

Mentioned Only

Rank Name Qualifications Death
"Sandman" V Sine Qua Non (KIA)
"Tough Guy" R Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I (KIA)
"Carousel" E Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I (KIA)
Reilly V Scar (KIA)
"Beano" V Scar (KIA)
"Dipper" Unknown (mentioned by Kara Thrace in "Scar")
"Sheppard" Unknown (mentioned by Kara Thrace in "Scar")
Captain Theo "Dash" Oberon V Unknown (mentioned by Kara Thrace in "Scar")
"Puppet" Unknown (mentioned by Kara Thrace in "Scar")

Unnamed


Status Unknown

These characters have not been seen or mentioned since the settlement of New Caprica, during which many military personnel mustered out of the service. As such, it is not known if they are still on active duty.

Seen

Rank Name Qualifications Last Seen
Captain Cole "Stinger" Taylor VR The Captain's Hand (mentioned)
Lieutenant Joe "Hammerhead" Palladino V Final Cut
Lieutenant Emmitt "Sweetness" Jones R Home, Part I
"Stubbs" R The Hand of God

Mentioned Only

The following mentioned-only characters have been identified by name. They may be identical with any of the mentioned-only characters identified by call sign, listed below.

Rank Name Qualifications Last Mentioned
Mueller Home, Part I (by William Adama)
Perry Home, Part I (by Saul Tigh)
Lieutenant Simes V Fragged (by Saul Tigh)


The following mentioned-only characters have been identified by callsign. They may be identical with any of the mentioned-only characters identified by name, listed above. All the pilots listed for "Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I" are part of the rescue mission to Caprica and identify themselves during the wireless check-in prior to the first jump.

Rank Name Qualifications Last Mentioned
Headcase R Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I
Swordsman R Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I
Anvil R Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I
Chinstrap R Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I
Gumball R Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I
Raw Meat R Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I
Toyon R Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I
Strakus R Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I
Playboy R Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I
Polo R Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I
Casey R Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I
Adonis R Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I
Gully Man R Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I
Star Cloud R Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I
Callan R Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I
Snake V Scar
Crash Scar (on locker door in the head)
Bubba Scar (on locker door)
Flash Scar (on locker door)
Spooky Scar (on locker door)
Nuke Scar (on locker door)
Rebel Scar (on locker door)
Sonny Black Market (on locker door in the weight room)
Rock Star V Resurrection Ship, Part I
Whiplash VR Pegasus
Thumper VR Pegasus
Grayshirt V Final Cut, later seen on War Room chalkboard (circa Season 4), assigned to Primus Squadron.
Lieutenant T "Ranger" Rogers R Fragged (on Raptor name plate)
Honey Bear (or derivatives) V The Hand of God (on roster[5])
Moe V The Hand of God (on roster[5])
Spacekatt (?) V The Hand of God (on roster[5])
Guy R The Hand of God (on roster[5])
Frosty R The Hand of God (on roster [5])
Bobo V The Hand of God (on roster)
Bash V The Hand of God (on roster)
Hooper V The Hand of God (on roster)
Bambit V The Hand of God (on roster)
Jackson V The Hand of God (on roster)
Spinner V The Hand of God
Deadbolt V The Hand of God
Buzzer V The Hand of God
Beehive V Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down
Joker V Act of Contrition (on roster)
Greenback V Act of Contrition (on roster)
Thumper Bastille Day (on roster)
Ice Cap V 33 (on roster)
T-Bone V 33 (Part of Apollo's squadron, deleted scene)
Wedge V 33 (Part of Apollo's squadron, deleted scene)
Winger V 33 (Part of Apollo's squadron, deleted scene)
Terra V Miniseries (involved in the first engagement with Cylon Raiders)

Homages to real persons

The following pilots are homages to people working on the show or related to its production. Since they may only exist in behind-the-scenes photos and not featured on screen, they don't necessarily exist within the show's continuity.

Rank Name Source Note
Admiral Ronald D. "Caveman" Moore Behind-the-scenes photo A reference to show runner Ronald D. Moore.
Captain Kevin "Silent" Smith Behind-the-scenes photo This is an homage to actor, director and writer Kevin Smith, who was considered to direct an episode of the fourth season.

References

  1. Firelli appears in the episode "Pegasus", appearing to fulfill the role of tactical officer. It is possible that, after Pegasus's destruction, he switches roles from CIC to fight duty.
  2. In "Unfinished Business", Dix's name appears on the blackboard keeping track of the boxers. It is implied that he is the person fighting Sergeant Omar Fischer
  3. 3.0 3.1 Butch and Dune's callsigns can first be seen on the locker doors in "Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part I". It is likely that their names are on the lockers in all other appearances of the weight room as well (such as "Scar" and "Torn") even though they cannot be seen on screen. The last confirmed sighting is in "Crossroads, Part II".
  4. Note: In the Miniseries, Gaeta does not have flight wings on his uniform, but when the show went to series, the character is given flight wings from "33" and onward.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 See Image:Situation Room pilot board.jpg for the roster seen in "The Hand of God". Another column of the roster can be seen around time index 35:00 behind Baltar.