MAVERICK 

1990

Jet Fighter Pilot

Filename: Kiley, Thomas P.
S/N: 519-46-7007
Primary Military Speciality: Pilot
Birthplace: Ida Grove, Iowa
Grade: 0-3 (Captain)

Maverick graduated at the top of his class from the Air Force Academy and promptly volunteered for every experimental program that came down the line. Consequently, he is one of the few pilots qualified to operate the entire range of multifunction, programmable keyboard controls, voice-actuated weapons systems and 'open-loop' biocybernetic situations analysis computers. He has the physical strength to withstand massive G-forces, the reflexes of a gymnast and a clarity of eyesight that reads off the scale...

"He's a natural flyer. He can't remember a time when he wasn't flying. Honest. You see, his mum flew a crop duster all across the corn belt. An old Stearman biplane. This was back before day-care, right? She'd just strap him in, hand him a water gun and a jelly sandwich and take off for a day of dusting bollworms."