Code Name: Slip-Stream
Conquest X-30 Pilot
File Name: Boyajian, Gregory B.
Primary Military Speciality: Fighter Pilot
Secondary Military Speciality: Computer Technology
Birthplace: Provo, Utah
Grade: O-2 (1st Lt.)
Slip-Stream was a video-game whiz and computer hacker until he discovered flying. He joined the Jr. Civil Air Patrol while a teenager and eventually got his Air Force commission through the R.O.T.C. He finished at the top of his class in flight school where his knowledge of computers and his lightning reflexes gave him a keen competitive edge. He speaks Armenian, Greek and French, plays a mean game of table tennis, and is known in the “Pit” as an unrepentant joker and mimic.
“An aircraft with computer assisted control surfaces can do things that are impossible for a conventional plane. (Flat turns without banking, flight axis shift and horizontal rolls.) The controls are incredibly sensative, the slightest tremor being translated into drastic movement. It takes a light touch to fly a ship like that and Slip-Stream has the touch, the eye, the brain and the guts to make that aircraft do exactly what he wants.”