Operation
Christmas In July
Twas July before Christmas, and all through the fort
Many pilot were stirring, with time growing short
To prepare for their mission to find Christmas Cheer
In the middle of summer-- why wait a full year?

The leader, PQ, told them "Let it be known
That if even one ship on this eve should be flown
Without baubles or tinsel, then the missions a failure!"
So DC wrapped up Skywarp from stem to derailleur.

And while each pilot scurried, adorning their ship,
Threespeed was trimming a tree for the trip!
Soon everyone was prepared to depart,
Their plasma casings full, as well as their hearts.

So with Shadowcat navi and Punchy the tail--
And everyone wondering what the night would entail--
PQ gave the order, so up! up! and away!
The fleet flew out merrily from the launchbay!

On Swamp Thing and Strangelove, Cloudbuster and Trinity,
Compliance, Iridium, Pestilence, Chastity--
The pilots brought merriment, truly heartfelt
To the Food as they flew to the Charles asteroid belt.

Once they arrived at their esplanade spot
They piled up presents for a great yankee swap,
Then they geared up for games: first they played "Kick the Claus"
And each punt of ol' Santa was met with applause.

Then a mischievous twinkle in Pastry Queen's eye,
The kind that said something intriguing was nigh--
Then suddenly snow! A great pile of snow!
So the next game was "Snowball fight-- ready, set, go!"

After games they sang carols and ate Christmas treats,
And then there was just one task left to complete:
So everyone gathered around for a knighting
Three cheers, Cotton Candy! It was very exciting.

The shore leave was over, so all saddled up
For more cheery flying and more crushing cups.
Through the long winding backstreets of Old Cambridgeport
They flew up and down, and then back to the fort.

Thus a rousing success was this holiday flight:
Merry Christmas to all, this July Saturnight!
Pilot Ship Points Promotion
BaneThunderwolf Bieber Fever 338.754  
Cotton Candy Chastity 358.596   Aviator
couscous Glittergasm 575.439   Petty Officer 1st Class
Dead Bride Dr. Moreau 329.578   Lieutenant, Junior Grade
dogi Civilianship 27.7424  
DrClaw Skywarp 398.024   Commodore
DreadFlint Chutes & Ladders 340.472   Aviator First Class
excess Cloudbuster 299.682  
Leotard Trinity 433.264  
Lordmcfuzz Onatop 640.625   Vice Admiral
MsMoon Strangelove (Bombardier) 92.1903   Recruit
Pastry Queen Sugar Pusher 788.162   Commander
perilous Iridium 364.103  
Punchy Compliance 518.53  
Shadowcat Mousetrap 710.33   Commander
Shepherd Pestilence 209.304   Aviator First Class
Threespeed Strangelove 152.251  
Wombat Swamp Thing 294.286  
Mission Task Pilot
Airlock Leotard
Chalk Bag perilous
Cleaner Shadowcat
Compressor Wrangler perilous
ComSat Monkey DreadFlint
Damage Control couscous
Deck Officer couscous
Deck Officer Asst. Lordmcfuzz
Filmer Lordmcfuzz
Flat Bag Threespeed
Medi Bag Dead Bride
Minister of Zoobs DrClaw
Mission Leader Pastry Queen
Mission Pinner Shadowcat
Mission Reporter Punchy
Navigator Shadowcat
RadioBox A excess
Radiobox B Leotard
RadioBox C couscous
Recycler perilous
Skynet Operator (post-mission) Wombat
Stellar Cartographer Shadowcat
Sticker Bag couscous
Still Cam DrClaw
Tailgunner Punchy
Tool Bag Pastry Queen
Wookiee Bag Leotard
Division: MAD
Date: 07/15/2017
Status: Success 
Origin: Fort Tyler
Destination: Christmas Cheer
Light Years: 12.3636
G-Well Activity: 1.1028
Technical Rating: 1.9124