Blain has been a Navigation Officer for 10 years – first on small, independent shuttles running through asteroid fields, then testing Jump Systems for USR, and finally on battleships.
Unlike most Nav Officers, Blain is happy to let the machines take care of the moment to moment maneuvers. Most pilots like the feeling of direct control – as if they are steering their kilometer-long battleship by themselves. Blain has no time for this kind of self-delusion. He’s a planner. He works out the flight plan and has the ship complete it. His job is the high level – the overview, the calculations and projections. Making the ship go faster? Any fool can do that.