I have some questions about that...
What do you need to take one on a "test flight"?
So far there have been three attempts to informally schedule 'test flights'. These coincided with similarly unscheduled tests, for marketing purposes, of the Dirac nine targetting computers and the supercharged dilithium foci test of the central doom ray core system. While we feel that the high performance of these marketing tests speak well for the high quality and craftsmanship of these fine and well maintained Ranger class vessels, Commodore J'nan feels strongly that the antique nature of these vessels, the youngest of which is older than the dreadlord/arnor conflict, would render our allowing casual test flights of these to be lacking in the respect owed the fine craftsmen that built them.
Accordingly, no formal mechanism for scheduling 'test flights' has been put in place, although the Commodore happily encourages informal, friendly attempts to do so, as Admiral Tokas, late of the Drengin Imperial Navy, would surely attest should sufficient portions of his molecular structure be separated from the expanding vapor of the Dreadnought Chartung for deathscans to be effective.
Can you rent 1, I have one of those pesky reunions coming up.
I think pulling up in one of these would do just fine.
There is a substantial deposit required.
Does it come with a pilot? I wouldn't want to scratch the paint coming out of spacedock.
Anyone wishing to purchase or rent one of these fine antiques should acquire an experienced shipmaster and crew for handling the day to day operations of a vessel of this type. The Commodore is particularly effusive in praising veterans of the Psilon Deep Space Survey as being quite capable of handling the occasionally strange logic with which the Arnorians designed certain portions of the ship, as well as having the sense of humor for dealing with Arnorian Artificial Intelligences which are themselves known for having personalities best described as . . . quirky.
Although it should be noted the Commodore, being just such a veteran, may be biased in his opinions.
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J'nan Precursor Ranger Sales.